Real Genius? Adam Sandler, NBC to Reboot 80s Flick as TV Comedy

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It won't star Val Kilmer and it may not focus on lasers, but NBC is reportedly set to reboot the 1985 cult hit Real Genius for the modern age.

Deadline reports that Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sony TV are teaming up to bring an updated version of the 80s flick to NBC. Apparently a "single camera comedy," the new Real Genius "centers on the relationship between a rock star-like genius...and a sheltered, naive co-worker." Basically, it'll be a workplace comedy with elements from the original film.

Craig DiGregorio (Workaholics) and David King (Parks and Recreation) will pen the script.

You can check for yourself, but initial reactions are mixed, to say the least.

What do you think? Excited? Think it's a terrible idea?

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