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Paramount enrolls in ‘School’ redo

Paramount Pictures has decided to go back to “Summer School,” setting up a remake of the 1987 Mark Harmon comedy with producer Jordan Kerner and his Kerner Entertainment shingle. The studio’s tapped the writing team of Kyle Pennekamp and Scott Turpel to write the script, which will cover the chaotic summer season in high school life and center on a hard-nosed teacher aiming to be the next principal and the student who becomes his nemesis in achieving that goal. The original “Summer School,” directed by Carl Reiner, followed the story of a high school gym teacher forced to ditch his summer plans to teach a remedial English class for the school misfits. The movie, which also starred Kirstie Alley and Courtney Thorne-Smith, grossed $35 million domestically.

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