Sister Act Remake?


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Aug 24, 2011
Buxton Maine

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has begun development on a remake of their 1992 comedy smash “Sister Act,” which starred Whoopi Goldberg as a lounge singer forced to hide at a convent as part of a witness protection program after the mob puts a hit on her.
‘Experts’ in female comedies, Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah (“Legally Blonde” “The House Bunny” “She’s the Man”) will be writing the new film, and Alli Shearmur (“Cinderella”) will produce.
The original made $140 million domestically…. in 1992!!! That’s no chump change.
The original quickly spawned a sequel that featured Lauren Hill before she hit it big with The Fugees.
Deloris Van Cartier/Sister Mary Clarence is considered one of Whoopi Goldberg’s signature roles, and she also co-produced a musical version of “Sister Act” for the West End and Broadway stage, which wound up with a slew of Olivier and Tony Award nominations.
I assume this costs $1 to make which is why it's going ahead. It seems studios are looking at the back catalogue of movies to see what were hits back in the day, surely the can be hits again...ya....sure....