Dean Parisot is set to direct a remake of Slap Shot for Universal Pictures. According to Variety, Peter Steinfeld is writing the screenplay, which will be based on the classic 1977 hokey comedy.
The original film followed the exploits of a fading hokey coach (played by Paul Newman) who decides to turn his team into a group of brawling thugs to generate some interest in them. In recent years, the original film has spawned two direct-to-DVD sequels. But this new film will have no ties to those past projects.
There is no set start date for the Slap Shot redo, but the Hanson brothers, who starred in the first film, will more than likely have a cameo.