Cult 1991 dark comedy Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead is coming back to the screen thanks to a planned remake – details here.

A film that never really got much in the way of positive notices when it first landed, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead nonetheless built up a cult audience when it landed on home video. The film, from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Mr Holland’s Opus director Stephen Herek starred Christina Applegate, with a very early role too for David Duchovny.

And now the movie is getting an unexpected remake.

The new film is set to be penned by Dear White People scribe Chuck Hayward, with Bille Woodruff directing the movie.

The remake will be set in the present day, this time with a black family at the heart of the story. Treehouse Pictures is behind the project, and a statement from its president, Justin Nappi, read “we look forward to bringing audiences a new interpretation that is as funny and outrageous as the original but also smart and connected to the world today”.

No word yet on when to expect the film, but we’ll keep you posted as we hear more about it, and as the cast for the movie begins to assemble.

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