Fox New Regency is developing a new take on 1950's sitcom Father Knows Best for the big screen, and has set Baby Mama director Michael McCullers to write a new draft and direct the updated version of the comedy.
The project is described as a multi-generational story about a father of a suburban family with a modern parenting approach who's thrown for a loop when his own father, with a different attitude, comes to live with them.
The original Father Knows Best began as a radio program in 1949 and evolved into a television series that ran from 1954 to 1960, starring Robert Young and Jane Wyatt. The story centered on the Andersons, an idyllic family (two parents, three children) in which Dad, an insurance agent, patiently offers sage advice that nearly always helps his children.
No production date has been set.