Does it soften the blow when a remake of your favorite 80s movie is rebooted for the small screen? Or does it make it worse? The 1987 comedy classic Adventures In Babysitting has been revamped for a whole new generation. But you don't need to head to the local cinemaplex to see it. This all-new version of Adventures in Babysitting will make its debut on Disney Channel this summer!
How much trouble can two babysitters get in during one night? Find out during the newest Disney Channel Original movie, Adventures in Babysitting, starring Sabrina Carpenter from Girl Meets World and Sofia Carson. Much like the original, a suburban babysitter must leave her safe surroundings and head for the heart of the big city to rescue a stranded friend, unaware of the perilous adventures that await her and the kids she's looking after who have tagged along.
An Adventures In Babysitting remake has long been in the planning stages, and was originally supposed to happen in 2012 with Raven-Symoné. The actress dropped out of the project shortly thereafter. For a short time, it looked like Miley Cyrus would step in and take over the lead. But that never happened. Now, we get the remake, but it's being tailored for Disney Channel audiences. The original movie was distributed by Disney owned Buena Vista Pictures, and debuted in summer of 1987. It starred Elisabeth Shue as the hapless babysitter, with a cast that also included Keith Coogan, Vincent D'Onofrio and Penelope Ann Miller.
This new version of Adventures in Babysitting is slightly different. Instead of one babysitter there are two! When a dull evening for these two competing babysitters seems to be going nowhere, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson) are suddenly thrust into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away. Written by Tiffany Paulsen ("Nancy Drew), it will be directed by John Schultz (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, Like Mike) and executive-produced by Michelle Manning (Teen Beach 2, The Breakfast Club).
Disney Channel hasn't announced a release date for Adventures in Babysitting. But we can probably expect it to drop in July, just like the original. From the looks of the trailer, this is a harmless diversion that won't take anything away from the original. Take a look at the first trailer and let us know what you think? Do you want to see this Adventures in Babysitting revamp? Or do you live and die by the original? Perhaps this time out, with Disney owning Marvel, we'll get a 'real' Thor cameo!