Revenge of the Nerds: According to Variety, Fox Searchlight is mobilizing a redo of Revenge of the Nerds, the 1984 college comedy about a frat for the socially awkward, thick-glasses-sporting set that exacts revenge on the football players who've repeatedly humiliated them.
The pic is being written by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, creators of the new ABC drama "Life as We Know It." Wonderland's McG and Stephanie Savage are producing; "The OC" star Adam Brody and "Grounded For Life" star Brett Harrison are co-producing.
McG said the nerd alert was sounded by Brody, who cooked up the idea with pal Harrison, and pitched it on the set of "OC," the Fox series on which McG is exec producer.
"He said everyone he knew would like to see a new take on the film, and I told him that I knew every single line of the original film and the sequel," said McG, who admitted to being the recipient of more than one wedgie during his formative years.
"I could definitely relate to every aspect of those films and was absolutely on the nerd side," he said.
McG said the script, being written by Sachs and Judah, will follow a storyline similar to the original, and likely will feature cameos by original castmembers.