Having said that I wasn't exactly surprised by this news. As much as I love it and Oingo Boingo's catchy themesong, it is at the lower end of John Hughes' filmography and has been ripe for reinterpretation for years. Looking at what Bacall did with 21 Jump Street makes me think he'll use the basis of the plot - bullied nerds create a dream woman - and do whatever he fancies with it. There will be no party crashing mutant bikers and I seriously doubt anyone will be turned into a pile of shit, but given that it's 2013 that may not be a bad thing. In an effort to decide whether I should listen to my weeping 8-year-old self or be an adult and see the positive side, here's some pros and cons:
- No bras on heads.
- They created Lisa on a computer, which means every other shot will include the logo of whatever company forks out the most cash.
- NO OINGO BOINGO!
- John Hughes isn't alive to see this.
- Robert Downey Jr. could have a cameo, and he makes everything better.
- It isn't The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller's Day Off...yet.