Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
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"Bedtime Stories" and "Hairspray" director Adam Shankman has signed on to develop and produce a long-gestating remake of "Bye Bye Birdie." A stage favorite for the past half-century, "Birdie" centers on Conrad Birdie, a popular singer whose character is based loosely on Elvis Presley. He's about to be shipped off to the army, but as part of a publicity stunt, he agrees to one last encounter with a fan before he goes to war. The 1958 musical has had several screen adaptations, including an Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke version in 1963 and a television movie starring Jason Alexander in 1995.