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Kevin Hart signs up for the remake of John Hughes’ The Great Outdoors

3 May 2017 3:57 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

John Hughes is pretty much a legend to those who grew up through the 80s. He was the man responsible for coming-of-age classics such as Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller’s Day off and many more including one of which is getting a remake, The Great Outdoors which originally starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.

Almost twenty years after the Howard Deutch directed original was released, it has now been confirmed that a remake is in the works with the pint-sized force of silly comedy nature, Kevin Hart well and truly attached to star. In what capacity of character, we don’t know as yet, but we dread to think which character he could possible ruin.

Related: Kevin Hart news and interviews

Hughes penned the original but Randall Green has been brought on board to give the script a 21st century make-over, the synopsis for »

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Kevin Hart to headline The Great Outdoors remake

29 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Universal Pictures has tapped Kevin Hart to lead the cast of a reboot of the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors, which has been scripted by Randall Green (Billions).

The original film was directed by Howie Deutch from a script by John Hughes, and starred John Candy as a Chicago family man whose hope for a peaceful lakeside vacation is imperiled when his annoying in-laws, led by Dan Aykroyd, decide to crash the holiday.

In addition to starring, Hart will also serve as a producer alongside Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey). »

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‘The Great Outdoors’ Remake Will Star Kevin Hart

28 April 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

John Hughes was a beloved, respected filmmaker known for writing and directing classics such as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club and more. But there are plenty of movies that he scripted, only to have someone else direct them. Movies such as Mr. Mom, Home Alone and more had scripts from […]

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Kevin Hart to Star in a Remake of 'The Great Outdoors'

28 April 2017 10:50 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Great Outdoors is one of those movies that's fine for remaking. Although it likely has fans, especially those loyal to its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and screenwriter John Hughes, for the most part it's a forgotten comedy that's almost 30 years old and hasn't aged into classic status. There's no use in complaining, then, that there is in fact a remake in the works. Deadline is reporting that Kevin Hart will star in the new version, which is being rewritten...

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Kevin Hart Set to Star in Remake of John Candy Classic “The Great Outdoors”

28 April 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

I can’t believe I’m actually saying this but a remake of The Great Outdoors starring Kevin Hart isn’t that bad of an idea.  Hart’s established himself as one of the leading comedic actors and the idea of him heading to a lake house with his family to fight the elements and a crazy relative isn’t bad.  While part of me thinks the 1988 classic starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd, written by John Hughes, should be untouchable, it’s been nearly 30 years and I could see this working. The main question I have is, “who is going to play Roman?” 

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Universal Pictures to remake The Great Outdoors with Kevin Hart

28 April 2017 12:41 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Universal Pictures are reportedly looking to remake the Dan Ackroyd and John Candy film The Great Outdoors with Kevin Hart in the lead role. The original 1998 comedy was written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch. If you’re unfamiliar with the plot, here’s a recap.

It’s vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin gets crashed by Connie’s obnoxious brother-in-law, Roman Craig (Dan Aykroyd), his wife, Kate (Annette Bening), and the couple’s two daughters. As the excursion wears on, the Ripleys find themselves at odds with the stuffy Craig family.

Randall Green, the man responsible for the Scooby Doo live-action reboot is writing the new feature for the studio, while Hart will produce alongside Michael De Luca. »

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Newswire: Kevin Hart is remaking The Great Outdoors

27 April 2017 9:32 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Great Outdoors isn’t the greatest movie that John Hughes, Dan Aykroyd, or John Candy ever made. But it does hold a certain nostalgic appeal (especially the iconic scene where Candy pits himself against a massive 96-ounce steak, with Aykroyd as his impromptu ringside coach).

Now, Kevin Hart will step up to tackle a similarly huge challenge, with Variety reporting that the comedian will star in a remake of the 1988 film. Universal is currently looking for a director to take on the project, while Randall Green, who writes on Showtime’s Billions, will pen the script.

The biggest question, of course, is who the studio will find to star opposite Hart, a tried-and-tested veteran of buddy-dynamics movies. Assuming Hart sticks with his usual niche and steps into the relatively straight-laced Candy role, there are any number of actors who could play the irritating brother-in-law driving him to distraction ...

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Kevin Hart to Star in a Remake of 'The Great Outdoors'

27 April 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Great Outdoors is one of those movies that's fine for remaking. Although it likely has fans, especially those loyal to its stars Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and screenwriter John Hughes, for the most part it's a forgotten comedy that's almost 30 years old and hasn't aged into certain classic status. There's no use in complaining, then, that there is in fact a remake in the works. Deadline is reporting that Kevin Hart will star in the new version, which is being rewritten by relative newcomer Randall Green (TV's Billions). It hasn't been revealed whether he'll be filling the part of Candy, who played a man trying to enjoy a lakeside cabin vacation with his family, or Aykroyd, the rude brother-in-law who shows up unannounced with his family...

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The Great Outdoors Is Getting a Remake with Kevin Hart

27 April 2017 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal has brought on superstar Kevin Hart to star in their comedy reboot of the 1988 comedy The Great Outdoors, which starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. This comes just days after news broke that Disney had actually approached Kevin Hart to play the genie in their Aladdin reboot before Will Smith. Kevin Hart will also produce through his Hartbeat Productions alongside Michael De Luca and his production company.

Deadline reports that Randall Green (Billions) has come aboard to write the script, although no details were given about this new version of the story. The original comedy centered on a Chicago family man (John Candy) who takes his wife (Stephanie Faracy) and sons (Chris Young, Ian Giatti) on a lakeshore vacation. Their trip is upended with the surprise arrival of their snobby in-laws (Dan Aykryod and Annette Benning) and their kids (Hilary Gordon and Rebecca Gordon).

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The Great Outdoors is getting a remake next

27 April 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The 1988 John Candy and Dan Aykroyd comedy The Great Outdoors is getting a remake, starring Kevin Hart.

We’ve not had news of a newly-announced remake for a little while, and we’d assumed that the contents of the 1980s and 1990s had been thoroughly mined. That’s not the case, however, as Universal has settled on a new version of the 1988 comedy, The Great Outdoors.

The original film starred the late John Candy alongside Dan Aykroyd, and was directed by Howard Deutch. In terms of personnel on the new version, Kevin Hart has already been lined up to star, although it’s not yet clear who’ll be appearing alongside him.

Randall Green, who’s been working on a script for a Scooby Doo reboot, has been tasked with penning the screenplay for the new The Great Outdoors. No news of a director yet. We’ll keep you posted… »

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Kevin Hart Joins Universal’s ‘Great Outdoors’ Remake

27 April 2017 10:43 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Universal has brought on Kevin Hart to star in the upcoming remake of John Hughes’ 1988 comedy, “The Great Outdoors,” TheWrap has learned. Hart will also co-produce the film via Hartbeat Productions with Michael De Luca, who is producing via Michael De Luca Productions. Randall Green is attached to write the script. The original film, which was written by Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch, starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy as the patriarchs of two families who engage in a feud while on vacation in Wisconsin. Also Read: Kevin Hart to Star, Produce, Co-Write Universal Comedy 'Night School' Green’s other work. »

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Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Great Outdoors’ Reboot for Universal

27 April 2017 10:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kevin Hart will star in a reboot of the 1988 John Candy comedy “The Great Outdoors” for Universal.

Michael De Luca will produce through his Michael De Luca Productions with Hart through his Hartbeat Productions banner. Randall Green is penning the script.

The original film, which was written by John Hughes and directed by Howie Deutch, starred Candy and Dan Aykroyd. It revolved around Candy and his family, whose relaxing camping trip in Wisconsin is ruined by his annoying brother-in-law, played by Akroyd, and his family.

The studio is now looking for a director and a co-star for Hart.

Hart was most recently seen opposite Dwayne Johnson in New Line’s “Central Intelligence” and also voiced Snowball the rabbit in Illumination’s animated hit “The Secret Life of Pets.” He can next be seen as the title character in DreamWorks Animation »

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Kevin Hart In Reboot Of ‘The Great Outdoors’ For Universal, De Luca Productions

27 April 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures has attached Kevin Hart to star in The Great Outdoors, a reboot the studio is developing based on the 1988 John Hughes-scripted comedy. Randall Green is writing the new version. Michael De Luca is producing for Michael De Luca Productions with Hart through his Hartbeat Productions banner. The original Howie Deutch-directed film starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy and focused on a Chicago man whose plans for a relaxing outdoor camping trip is… »

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Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’

6 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Annette Bening has signed on to star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” the next installment in Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series.

Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was Governor of Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina, in the limited-run series from Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays: Why FX Hits Sometimes Go On Long Hiatuses

FX announced last month that “Katrina,” which is the follow-up to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” won’t be ready until 2018. That’s to allow producers more time to craft the story; but the delay was also attributed to Hurricane season-related insurance issues.

Production on the series’ third installment, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, will actually take place before “Katrina.” That will allow FX to air both editions within six months of each other in 2018, and perhaps put the »

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Annette Bening to Star in FX’s Next ‘American Crime Story’ Installment, ‘Katrina’

6 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Annette Bening has signed on to star in “Katrina: American Crime Story,” the next installment in Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series.

Bening will play Kathleen Blanco, who was Governor of Louisiana during and after Hurricane Katrina, in the limited-run series from Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.

Read More: ‘American Crime Story,’ ‘Atlanta’ Delays: Why FX Hits Sometimes Go On Long Hiatuses

FX announced last month that “Katrina,” which is the follow-up to “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” won’t be ready until 2018. That’s to allow producers more time to craft the story; but the delay was also attributed to Hurricane season-related insurance issues.

Production on the series’ third installment, about the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace, will actually take place before “Katrina.” That will allow FX to air both editions within six months of each other in 2018, and perhaps put the »

- Michael Schneider

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