Happy Madison Developing Remake of The Toy

by | October 16, 2007 | Comments

There’s a new addition to the growing list of old movies
getting remade: The Toy,
a 1982 Richard
Pryor
vehicle about a rich kid who buys a black man to play with. Writer
Tom Brady (The
Hot Chick
, The
Animal
) is at work on the script for
Adam Sandler‘s
Happy Madison production company.

"I’m still in the early writing stages," said Brady. "A
slightly different take than the Richard Pryor one obviously, but kind of a
current, more fully fleshed out version of that premise."

Brady is also drawing on a more modern source. "It’s got a
little bit of this new cool book out called Dangerous Book for Boys. It’s
all about boy stuff, everything from paper airplanes to clubhouses to fishing to
pocket knives. It’s about celebrating what it is to be a boy. That’s the premise
to get you in and what happens is he bonds with this kid and they both learn
from each other."

Happy Madison projects can go to anyone from Sandler to
Rob Schneider
or Allen Covert.
Brady sets his sights high. "In my mind, it’s for Adam so I’ll keep shooting at
that target."

Either way, it won’t be a black guy. "The racial stuff is
in there, I can’t really say how, but it’s from a different source. It’s still
edgy in that way."

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