A remake Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead is officially in the works but it's set to be a bit more diverse. Let's dive into some of the details.
The 1991 coming-of-age comedy, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is set to be remade by Treehouse Pictures. This time around, the film would be a lot more "diverse", centered around a modern-day black family.
The original film was not much of a commercial success when it was released but did manage to attract a cult following.
Chuck Hayward will be penning the script with Bille Woodruff set to direct.
The original 1991 film was directed by Stephen Herek and featured the new and budding Christina Applegate along with Joanna Cassidy and Josh Charles.
Treehouse president Justin Nappi will be producing the film along with Juliet Berman and Oren Segal.
“Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is an iconic cult classic," Nappi said. "We look forward to bringing audiences a new interpretation that is as funny and outrageous as the original but also smart and connected to the world today.”
Michael Phillips, who was an Executive producer in the first film is listed as an EP for the remake as well. He said: “I’m amazed at how many people can quote dialogue from the original film, and I think this team has a fresh and modern approach to the story that will resonate in a brand-new way.”
Others listed as EPs are Juliana Maio and Tova Laiter.
The plot for the 1991 film revolves around a teenager named Ellen Crandell who is forced to take care of her four siblings after their mom leaves town and the wicked babysitter who she hires suddenly dies. We expect the new film to follow the same plot lines but we have yet any word on that.
Other films produced by Treehouse Pictures include That Awkward Moment, Sand Castle, and Netflix's Set It Up.
Director Woodruff previously directed the films Beauty Shop, The Perfect Match, and Honey. He also penned the popular Netflix film Step Sisters.
Are you pumped to see the 1991 story make its way to the big screen once again?