Moviehole recently caught up with David S. Ward, the writer/director of the hit 1989 movie Major League. He confirmed that a new Major League film was in the offing and he even wants to bring back the original cast of the first film.

Yes, that would include Charlie Sheen.

"We're actually talking about doing one right now. I've written, what I see, as Major League 3. We're putting that together as we speak - in fact, next week I'm off to talk to James Robinson at Morgan Creek about it.

He then went on to talk about the plot for the new film:

"It's 20 years later, and Wild Thing comes out of retirement to work with this 19-year-old player", Ward says of the storyline. "We've actually got three new characters in the new film. And if the new film is popular, they could carry the franchise on".

Ward wants to bring back Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Wesley Snipes for this film. At present he's only talked with Charlie Sheen about it.

"He's excited to do it if and when it happens", says Ward. "But he can't shoot it this year, because he's back doing Two and a Half Men, but we could potentially shoot it next year - in his hiatus from the show".

For those keeping score at home there are presently three films in the franchise. They are Major League (1989), Major League II (1994) and Major League III: Back to the Minors (1998).

Evan Jacobs