Sandler’s next flick is planned to be an update of the 1936 Frank Capra classic, “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town.” The original, about a simple country poet who inherits a windfall, moves to New York and chases away the Big Apple’s bad attitude, may have been fine for the time, but the remake will be “Sandlerized” and modernized.
The $20 million-per-picture Sandler is so red-hot that both Columbia Pictures (which owns the comedian’s next script), and New Line Cinema (which has the rights to his next project), have put their heads together for a certified cash cow. Once the studios hammer out the details, Sandler will put the film on the fast track. But if you’re feeling Sandler-deprived, his “Little Nicky” is hitting theaters on November 10th.