License to Drive Remake in the Works

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If you grew up in the 1980s, you knew who Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were. As child stars they were larger than life and only became even bigger celebrities after starring in several films together (most notably The Lost Boys), forging a friendship off screen as well. In later years they had a falling out and ran into substance abuse problems, but fortunately they were able to patch things up prior to Haim’s death in 2010. There hasn’t really been a Hollywood friendship quite like it since, but now Fox is looking to recreate the magic with a new duo as they prepare to remake one of Haim and Feldman’s biggest hits. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

According to THR, Fox is currently setting up a remake of the 1988 Corey Haim and Corey Feldman comedy License to Drive. The original film revolves around a young man who fails his driving test but takes his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville for a joy ride to impress his friends anyway. Not unlike Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the car inevitably gets damaged and hilarity ensues.

The new version of the movie is being written by Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles (White Girl Problems) and will feature two female leads. On the surface it seems like a bit of an odd change considering that getting a driver’s license has always been seen as a male rite of passage, but perhaps they will consciously poke fun at that old trope. No director is currently attached as of yet. What do you think, is License to Drive ripe for a remake?

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  • Flo Lieb

    and will feature two female leads

    I knew it before I even read it :D

  • Deven Science

    I need to rewatch this movie. I loved it when I was young.

  • pcch7

    I haven’t seen this one but now I want to.