House Party remake in the works at New Line Cinema
It has been almost 29 years since the theatrical release of the fan favorite comedy House Party, and now Deadline brings word that New Line Cinema is in the process of developing a reboot of the 1990 film with Music Video director Calmatic signing on the project for his feature directorial debut. Calmatic gained recognition for directing Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’s viral remix song “Old Town Road” which recently earned him his first MTV Video Music Award.
The remake will be written by Atlanta‘s Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori with NBA star LeBron James and Maverick Carter serving as producers through their SpringHill Entertainment banner. Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson will be overseeing the film in behalf of SpringHill.
The original House Party movie starred the rap duo Kid ‘N Play. The 1990 version finds Kid (Christopher Reid) deciding to throw a party where he plans to blow the roof off the joint with his rhyming skills, so he and his friend Play (Christopher Martin) throw a huge party while Play’s parents are away. The day of the party, Kid is grounded by his father and he has to sneak out of the house to get to the party, where he is confronted by several rival rappers, as well as a bevy of adoring girls. House Party quickly became a fan favorite, with an inventive script and Reginald Hudlin’s assured and very funny direction making the film all the more memorable.