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The remake of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead probably won't be as rad

06.14.2010

1991 brought many bodacious things: plaid, Nirvana, and DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD.

Two of them are making a comeback: plaid and DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD. Since this is a movie site, I obviously won't be going into the story of the plaid revival.

Pajiba is reporting that the '91 classic is next for the remake treatment. Mark Gordon who has produced everything from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN to the upcoming Richard Pryor biopic is looking to wave the magic re-do wand over the film via his prodcution company. Development just began on the project and they are currently looking for writers.

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of seeing the film, the story is about 5 siblings who are left with a babysitter when their Mother goes out of the country on vacation. The babysitter turns out to be an old angry hag who makes the kids miserable and when the eldest finally goes to tell her off they find her dead--of natural causes of course. Now the siblings must cope until their Mom gets back. After a pizza box toss of fate, one of them gets a high profile job in the fashion industry by creating a phony resume.

The original starred Christina Applegate, Josh Charles, Joanna Cassidy, Danielle Harris, and an early performance from David Duchovny.

It's one of my favorite lazy Saturday movies that I never thought would be snatched up to be remade. This was a terribly naive thought with today's movie industry. The original is cheesy, filled with the slightly terrible echo of the last scream of hair bands that reach their death that very year. I'm just sad knowing that the movie won't feature lines like, "Park it yourself, Metallica breath!" Sigh.

Christina Applegate was hot shit during her MARRIED WITH CHILDREN days. She aged quite nicely.
Extra Tidbit: Watch the original trailer for the film here.
Source: Pajiba

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