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Fox to go for a joyride with a gender-swapped reboot of License to Drive

08.15.2017

Heh, the 80s were a strange time, were they not? One might say that the two Corey's (Haim and Feldman) really helped tie that particular era of madcap teen movie making together. Nods to THE BIG LEBOWSKI aside, it's now being reported that Fox is looking to create a female-driven reboot of the "Corey classic" LICENSE TO DRIVE. For now, we know that John Davis, Alish Brophy and Scott Miles (GIRL PROBLEMS) have just signed on with 20th Century Fox to develop what is being called a "female version of SUPERBAD."

For those of you who don't recall the original film, director Greg Beeman's LICENSE TO DRIVE focused on a teenager named Les Anderson (Corey Haim) who thought that his life couldn't get any worse until after he flunked his driver's exam. Unfortunately for Les, things are about to make a wrong turn toward Crazyville. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane (Heather Graham), and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car for the occasion. Unfortunately, Mercedes sneaks some booze along and passes out drunk, and a confused Les makes the bad decision of enlisting his rebellious friend, Dean (Corey Feldman), to help.

Michael Ireland will oversee the coming-of-age comedy for Fox.

It looks as if space on the "Let's make a reboot" dartboard is getting rather crowded, my friends. Sure, this premise could work, though whether this reboot takes off at top speed or stalls at the box office will very much depend on there being a whip-smart script and the right comedic duo to follow throughout the ordeal. Will lightning strike twice for LICENSE TO DRIVE? Is there a female comedic duo that you think can capture the "Corey magic" of the 80s original? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Extra Tidbit: I also failed my first driving test. Parallel parking is the bane of my driving existence. I'm better at it now than I used to be, but still, ugh!

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