Ice Cube's Welcome Back, Kotter Waiting On Weinsteins

Meanwhile, John Sebastian preps new "Welcome Back" urban remix.

by | January 15, 2008 | Comments

Okay, so maybe John Singleton isn’t completely sold on the idea of Ice Cube as B.A. Baracus in his A-Team adaptation. That’s fine. You know what? Ice Cube has his own television adaptation to do.

We’re talking, naturally, about Welcome Back, Kotter. It makes all kinds of sense — Cube’s already rocking the Gabe Kaplan ‘fro — and, as Cube tells MTV Movies, he knows just how he wants to bring the ’70s sitcom into 21st-century cineplexes:

“The names will be saved, don’t worry about it. Everybody will have the same name. To me, it’s still a comedy, but it’s real. It’s more of a ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High,’ not so much ‘Up your nose with a rubber hose.’ How could I do [the movie] remotely like the series? They’re still Sweathogs, the people that nobody wants to teach.”

Cube’s Kotter has a script in place — written by The Hot Chick‘s Tom Brady — but what with the strike and all…well, you know. Asked about the film’s current prospects, Cube tells MTV to “ask the Weinsteins” — which might not be a bad idea, seeing as how the Weinsteins are two of the only film moguls in town with the ability to hire union writers.

Oh, and don’t worry, original Kotter fans — Cube was a fan of the show. Matter of fact, he wants to reunite the original cast for old times’ sake:

“I want everybody. I want Travolta for a cameo, I want Gabe Kaplan for a cameo. I want Epstein, Horshack, Washington. If they do [make the movie], I want ’em in.”

Source: MTV Movies

Tag Cloud

Disney Polls and Games police drama teaser Baby Yoda zombies sitcom book ABC Family Red Carpet TIFF psycho Reality Competition aliens reboot Walt Disney Pictures Rocky Stephen King Musicals DirecTV Interview Amazon Prime Tubi Calendar Comic Book dramedy Nominations romance Discovery Channel hispanic USA Fall TV medical drama E3 Awards Tour President blaxploitation Western Lifetime Christmas movies DC Universe Marvel screen actors guild cinemax Paramount Network sports Schedule YouTube Red science fiction Binge Guide National Geographic OWN CBS All Access Netflix Christmas movies Sundance cancelled TV shows IFC Lifetime toy story miniseries PaleyFest christmas movies Box Office witnail Fantasy war 2015 ratings See It Skip It TCA 2017 cancelled TV series Television Academy TV Land Family psychological thriller The Purge 21st Century Fox indie YouTube Premium Kids & Family free movies Trailer video Spring TV disaster Musical TCM Winners Star Wars crime thriller ABC Mary poppins Creative Arts Emmys binge MTV Grammys canceled TV shows dragons finale BBC casting Comedy Central Adult Swim TCA A&E YA Mary Tyler Moore Comics on TV GIFs Country crime drama Shudder Pet Sematary Paramount Masterpiece Freeform Syfy Christmas WarnerMedia rotten movies we love Mindy Kaling Super Bowl Martial Arts jamie lee curtis SDCC game of thrones joker space docudrama Cosplay Oscars VICE Disney+ Disney Plus AMC PBS cats Summer Rocketman American Society of Cinematographers Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 007 Apple TV+ Disney Plus APB unscripted name the review New York Comic Con richard e. Grant dceu Character Guide Infographic Captain marvel Marvel Studios Hallmark Christmas movies true crime Amazon Prime Video FXX Mudbound Toys spy thriller Peacock nature streaming cooking Food Network television Winter TV Sundance TV elevated horror YouTube Apple TV Plus biography slashers breaking bad Pixar Netflix halloween zero dark thirty Ovation series Showtime vampires Sundance Now Animation Lionsgate Trophy Talk spinoff Countdown canceled Film Festival adventure 2017 Warner Bros. Horror anime political drama The Walking Dead Columbia Pictures Crackle sag awards CNN Bravo what to watch Starz FOX historical drama HBO Max directors 2018 TCA Winter 2020 Holidays 20th Century Fox Dark Horse Comics justice league SXSW anthology politics Women's History Month RT History travel HBO Holiday Drama Disney streaming service Disney Channel strong female leads GLAAD Universal MCU Thanksgiving harry potter IFC Films crossover FX green book TruTV Teen mutant Apple A24 Ghostbusters Trivia Academy Awards ghosts TV renewals zombie renewed TV shows Best and Worst Spectrum Originals Mary Poppins Returns Nat Geo Valentine's Day Acorn TV Certified Fresh technology natural history ESPN BBC America Amazon Tomatazos Cannes transformers Action Spike discovery CMT kids comics 2019 ITV golden globes E! Star Trek X-Men Sneak Peek Song of Ice and Fire History spain Quiz Opinion facebook 71st Emmy Awards LGBTQ Sci-Fi TBS cars BET Elton John GoT latino Watching Series Fox News game show Pop Writers Guild of America MSNBC Tumblr Emmy Nominations period drama CBS Classic Film diversity Brie Larson Esquire LGBT TNT DC Comics First Look VH1 Shondaland Comedy Film Superheroe RT21 DGA Photos sequel supernatural Chernobyl mockumentary movies Logo cops singing competition theme song Crunchyroll Pirates based on movie children's TV The Witch batman adaptation CW Seed TLC versus San Diego Comic-Con Election cancelled television crime quibi El Rey Emmys Heroines Mystery romantic comedy 45 Vudu talk show tv talk thriller composers DC streaming service The CW Anna Paquin TV spider-man Premiere Dates Video Games Marathons Tarantino Epix Rock independent Reality SundanceTV Lucasfilm Hulu Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Awards Extras stand-up comedy spanish language Arrowverse NBC The Arrangement revenge Sony Pictures Biopics Ellie Kemper Britbox Music cancelled boxoffice Hallmark NYCC Marvel Television 2020 Rom-Com Avengers Year in Review animated 24 frames festivals 2016 Cartoon Network award winner First Reviews cults documentary Set visit cartoon Superheroes comic blockbuster Nickelodeon USA Network WGN screenings foreign Turner dc doctor who robots werewolf Pride Month comiccon social media OneApp south america hist Turner Classic Movies Podcast Black Mirror Endgame serial killer