Fallout Entertainment has bought the rights to remake the 1975 blaxploitation action comedy, Dolemite.
Bill Fishman will direct the Jeff Hause and David Hines screenplay; the film is inspired by a character created by comedian-writer-producer Rudy Ray Moore during the 1970s. He's an ex-con who, in attempting to regain control of his nightclub, is joined by a squad of 'kung-fu fighting girls' and other allies as he goes up against all who stand in his way, says The Hollywood Reporter. Moore will executive produce and might have a role in the remake.
The production company is in the initial stages of casting and has had discussions with several stars of comedy and hip-hop, including Snoop Dogg. Fishman hopes to begin production in the fall; Dolemite is set in Los Angeles, but he said there are discussions about shooting in New Orleans.