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The Boy screenwriter to pen Dennis the Menace remake

28 April 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »


Variety is reporting that screenwriter Stacey Menear (Mixtape, The Boy) to pen the script for a remake of Dennis the Menace, which is being produced by Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Life of Pi).

Created by Hank Ketcham as a syndicated U.S. comic strip in 1951 – and not to be confused with the Beano character of the same name, Dennis the Menace spawned a live-action TV show in the 1950s, along with two animated series and a 1987 TV movie.

In 1993, the character made his big screen debut courtesy of director Nick Castle and writer-producer John Hughes, with a movie starring Mason Gamble as Dennis and Walter Matthau as the grumpy neighbour Mr. Wilson.


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‘Dennis the Menace’ Remake Lands Writer (Exclusive)

26 April 2016 6:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has hired “The Boy” screenwriter Stacey Menear to write the script for its remake of “Dennis the Menace,” Variety has learned.

The project is being produced by Gil Netter. There are no directors or actors attached.

Dennis the Menace” was originally launched by Hank Ketcham as a syndicated comic strip in 1951, inspired by Ketcham’s four-year-old son Dennis and his penchant for mischief. The name was inspired by his wife Alice, who said at the time, “Your son is a menace!”

The strip led to a 1959 sitcom and a 1993 live-action movie, starring Mason Gamble and Walter Matthau as the grumpy neighbor George Mitchell. “Dennis the Menace,” directed by Nick Castle from a script by John Hughes, performed solidly at the box office from Warner Bros. with $51 million domestically and $66 million overseas.

The Boy” has grossed $36 million domestically for STX.

Menear also wrote coming-of-age drama “Mixtape,” which won the »

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