Amy Talkington is in discussions to write the redo.
The original Private Benjamin starred Goldie Hawn as a woman who enters the Army after her husband dies on their wedding night.
The new take will set the story in contemporary times with modern wars as the backdrop. Insiders say the studio doesn't want to poke fun at the men and women in the service or take political potshots, but rather focus on the empowerment elements and build on the fish-out-of-water comedy.
No production date has been set.