As part of its new partnership with the Walmart-owned streaming service Vudu, MGM has announced that it is set to reboot the Michael Keaton-headlined 1983 comedy Mr. Mom as a digital series.
The original film, penned by John Hughes, saw Keaton playing an unemployed father who becomes a stay-at-home dad to his three young children when his wife lands a new job. The series will pick up the story some 35 years later as the now-adult baby Megan wants to go back to work, leaving her husband to take on parenting duties.
“As parents, we want to share with kids the TV shows and movies that we grew up with,” said Julian Franco, head of AVOD content at Vudu. “They made us feel something. The reality is we want our kids to feel the same thing too. We thought [Mr. Mom] would be a good first step for us. We’re going to reboot it. It’s an American classic. Anybody that remembers it loves it.”
The deal between Vudu and MGM aims to create a number of original series based on MGM’s extensive film and TV catalogue, which will be available in North America on Vudu’s free Movies On Us service.
via Flickering Myth