Adam McKay helming UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT remake with Will Smith and Denzel Washington

Fine. I’ll bite. This kind of sounds amazing.

When rumors of a possible UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT remake sparked, very little buzz surrounding the project was remotely positive. However, with this new report from Deadline, that’s about to change.

The outlet reports that director Adam McKay will helm the pending remake, with none other than Will Smith and Denzel Washington attached to star in the project. The film will follow a pair of crooks who steal a winning lottery ticket, with Smith and Washington set to take on the roles previously portrayed by Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier.

Personally, while I haven’t seen the original film in ages, I absolutely can’t wait to see this threesome take their shot at the story. I think McKay is one of, if not the, best comedic directors around, and who better to star in a film like this than Washington and Smith? All around, this film sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to check it out.

What do you think?

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Born in the tiny Michigan city known as Holland, and raised in the even smaller city known as Saugatuck, I have been a film geek for the majority of my life, and have known film was my passion ever since the final frame of THE LION KING. I’m a romantic with a thing for 60’s pop music (preferably French), John Keats poems, and an even bigger thing for film noir. Currently a Journalism Major at Grand Valley State University, I am using my love of film, and my deathly, ninja-like, skill behind the keyboard to slowly take over the world. When I’m not writing about or watching film, I’m listening to music, particularly from the likes of TV on the Radio, Best Coast, and Semi Precious Weapons. I play the ukulele, and I also have a deep and intense love for Gustavo Santaolalla and Ennio Morricone, but then again, who doesn’t. I was drum major for my high school marching band for two years, I’m one of the four people who actually watched Dollhouse, and my favorite film of all time is Godard’s BREATHLESS. I’m a wannabe screenwriter, a wild thing, a nerd, a geek, and most importantly, I’m a lover of film. Oh, and I want to be Captain Planet when I grow up.