Universal has kicked off development for a new version of John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi satire They Live.
Because it's clearly The Day Of The Remakes, the studio is working with lot-based company Strike Entertainment to nab the rights to the film.
They Live is fondly remembered for the whacked out plot, which found construction worker Nada (wrestler Roddy Piper) discovering special glasses that allow him to see beyond the disguises of aliens who are secretly controlling humanity.
In true Carpenter style, he’s a man always looking for a fight, while the pic also features the immortal line “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… And I’m all out of bubblegum.”
There’s no writer or director attached yet, but whoever takes on the job will have to match that line. Good luck!
[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]
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