Hollywood’s remake boom continues with an unlikely choice. The 1988 teen comedy License to Drive is getting a female-driven remake.
Fox is producing the film with writers Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles.
The original starred 80s heart-throb Corey Haim as a teenager who fails his driving exam, but steals his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac for a date with his dream girl (Heather Graham). The evening dissolves into an endless number of disasters, which are all set to a 80s pop soundtrack.
Though it only made $22.4 million at the box office, its something of a cult favorite among those raised in the 80s.
The film also features Haim’s frequent co-star Corey Feldman and memorable appearances from Carol Kane, Grant Heslov and James Avery.
Considering the racy nature of the original and the fact that standards were less strict in 1988, this seems best suited for an R rated update.
Are you interested in a License to Drive remake? Who would you cast in the lead role?