A live-action remake of 'Recess' is in the works
Can you believe it's been close to two decades since the beloved animated series, Recess, first graced our screens?
Well, apparently, the hit 90's show is undergoing the same treatment as other classics, including The Lion King, The Jungle Book and Aladdin. Yep, a live-action remake of Recess is currently underway.
Rewatch the iconic 'John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt' scene from Recess: School's Out:
The original series ran for 127 episodes, and spawned four movies (School's Out, Christmas: Miracle on Third Street, All Growed Down and Taking the Fifth Grade). The show was a number one choice for a lazy Saturday morning for many of us 90's kids.
Of course, Recess was originally a Disney creation, but the upcoming remake will actually have no affiliation whatsoever with the film studio.
Indeed, an independent production from Vancouver are behind the exciting new non-profit fan film which will follow the six main characters - now a group of high schoolers - as they navigate the issues which weren't so much a focus in the original.
Typically millennial-centric topics such as peer pressure, identity and social media will be explored in the brand new flick.
If you want to lend the film your support, the team is crowdfunding via IndieGoGo.
Filmmakers Jerome Yoo, Kent Donguines and scriptwriter Zlatina Pacheva will be primarily responsible for bringing the project to life.
"Picture 10-year-old you sitting in front of the TV, watching TJ, Spinelli, Gretchen, Vince, Mikey, Gus, Randall, the Ashleys and the rest of the colourful cast at 3rd Street Elementary School getting up to their usual hijinks," the team behind the project write.
They continue: "You lay your head to rest that night and dream about being part of this group and then awake 20 years later and think: 'Hey, I wonder what happened to the Recess gang when they went to high school?' Well, YOU'RE WELCOME, because we're here to answer that question for you!"
The movie has already been cast and is currently in post-production.