It should come as no surprise that 20th Century Fox is reaching back in time to bring a 90’s hit back to the big screen. It was confirmed today that Fox is bringing Rookie of the Year back to the big screen with a remake touch. The remake is set to be co-written by Dan Gregor & Doug Mand. The film will be directed by Gregor, who worked with Mand on this year’s Most Likely To Murder.
The 1993 film starred Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Albert Hall, Dan Hedaya, Eddie Bracken, Amy Morton, Bruce Altman, John Gegenhuber, Neil Flynn & Daniel Stern.
The 1993 film kicks off when an accident causes 12-year-old Little League player Henry (Thomas Ian Nicholas) to become such a powerful and accurate pitcher that the Chicago Cubs sign the junior high student to a contract. Unprepared for such a high-pressure environment, Henry falters until aging fastballer Chet Steadman (Gary Busey) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to play in the big leagues. Meanwhile, his mother’s venal boyfriend (Bruce Altman) tries to sell Henry’s contract to a hated opposing team.
There is currently no release date or actors announced for the film.