Fox calls off 'Revenge'
The nerds won’t be getting their revenge, after all.
Fox Atomic has officially ceased production on its remake of “Revenge of the Nerds,” which the division had hoped to release next summer.
Project was put on hold earlier this month after two weeks of filming when Emory U. in Atlanta, where the pic was skedded to shoot, decided not to participate in the film.
People close to the film say another issue was that Fox Atomic topper Peter Rice was not completely satisfied with the dailies and that the film felt smaller than the kind of pic he’s aiming to release from Atomic, the teen-oriented label launched last year.
Rice addressed the issue by saying, “Everybody worked very hard on ‘Revenge of the Nerds,’ and we’re all extremely disappointed that we can’t move forward.”
A Fox Atomic rep said that all participants in the film have been compensated for their work.
Pic, which was being directed by tyro Kyle Newman, was a remake of the 1984 comedy. Cast included Katie Cassidy, Jenna Dewan and Dan Byrd.