Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, co-creators of the popular internet series Ask A Ninja, are currently at work scripting an update to the 1978 cult comedy classic Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The movie is being produced by Day Of The Dead‘s M. Dal Walton III, with Nichols taking on directorial duties.
With its absurd title and ridiculously catchy theme song, which was a mainstay on the syndicated radio series The Dr. Demento Show for years, Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes was a popular hit on the midnight movie circuit and then on home video.
Contrary to the appearances given by many other Hollywood types remaking classic films today, Nichols and Sarine know they are playing with fire in attempting an remake. The article quotes Nichols as saying, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is the masterwork of a generation. We can only aspire to recapture that magic.”
It’s still too early to think about casting, but wouldn’t it be great to see George Clooney, who co-starred in the 1988 sequel Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, come back to the series?