Comedy actor Kevin Hart has seemingly lined up his latest big-screen effort with word from Deadline that he is set to star in another remake, this time taking on a re-do of 1980’s comedy The Great Outdoors.
Hart has a lot of projects on the go as ever with two set to land later this year: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the sequel to the 1995 film which starred Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst is released at Christmas; before he stars with Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman in the US remake of French film Untouchable, which while not official just yet, could debut in time for next year’s Awards Season.
The original Great Outdoors was released in 1988 and starred Dan Ackroyd, John Candy and Annette Bening. John Hughes wrote the film which was directed by Howard Deutch and focused on a “Chicago man (Candy) whose plans for a relaxing outdoor camping trip is imperiled when his annoying in-laws (Ackroyd) come to visit. ”
The new version is being written by Randall Green with Michael De Luca producing.