Kevin Hart to Star in The Great Outdoors Remake


Kevin Hart is already reteaming with his buddy Dwayne Johnson for the remake of Jumanji later this year but now we’re hearing he’s also set to remake another much smaller film: the 1988 Dan Aykroyd / John Candy comedy The Great Outdoors. The original movie was written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch and revolved around a Chicago man who has his dreams of a peaceful family vacation dashed by his obnoxious and eccentric in-laws. As far as we know The Rock is not involved in this one, although it does sound like it could be another opportunity for the two to showcase their comedic chemistry. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to Deadline, Kevin Hart is attached to star in a new version of The Great Outdoors for Universal Pictures. Randall Green (Billions) will write the script while Michael De Luca (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Social Network) will produce. This will mark the third John Hughes movie to get a remake after National Lampoon’s Vacation and Uncle Buck (the latter of which was turned into a TV series for ABC).

Randall Green doesn’t have any completed films under his belt as of yet, but he does have two scripts that made the 2014 Black List. One is called The Swimsuit Issue and the other is called Cartoon Girl. He also wrote the upcoming Scooby Doo reboot for Warner Brothers. Do you think The Great Outdoors is ripe for a remake?

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