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Revenge of the Nerds officially dead

Revenge of the Nerds officially dead
Clint

As we reported a couple of weeks ago


As we exclusively reported a couple of weeks ago, Fox Atomic has shut down production on its “Revenge of the Nerds” remake (yeah, so much for those chaps that lined up for hours at Comic Con hoping to get a look-in as an extra).

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed what we were told by our insider, that the school where the movie was being shot at suddenly kicked up a stink up about the raunchy remake being made there. Emory University in Atlanta, where the movie had been shooting for a couple of weeks, suddenly got wind that titties and asses were involved in the movie and balked at the idea of being associated with “such smut”.

“Everybody has worked really hard on ‘Revenge of the Nerds,’ and we’re all disappointed that we can’t move forward,” Fox Atomic president Peter Rice said.

Studio spokeswoman Isabel White said Atomic toppers John Hegeman and Rice remain believers in the project but that no adequate solution to restart production had presented itself.

“The whole production was standing by, and it was unlikely we were going to be able to get anything going until after the holidays,” White said. “Given the pressures surrounding the film, it felt like we were trying to put a square peg in a round hole.”

The $12.5 million film, from fledgling director Kyle Newman, had only been shooting for two weeks, and while Atomic still is assessing the losses on the project, the studio indicated that all members of the production team had been paid to date for their time.

Actor Adam Brody and director McG were producing “Nerds.” Both declined comment.

Once the production was kicked off Emory’s campus, “Nerds” moved to neighboring school Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga., but the smaller college lacked the large-scale campus feel that the movie’s producers felt it called for. Once production was halted, it became a challenge for the studio to find another location acceptable for shooting, while continuing to pay an entire production crew for their time.

The studio has released all parties from the project.

“There is little chance that this incarnation of ‘Nerds’ will come to be,” White said.

A smile adorns Curtis Armstrong’s face.

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Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

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