Artificial Intelligence Entertainment and Social Capital Films have acquired the remake rights from Lewis to develop his 1960s films The Bellboy, Cinderfella and The Family Jewels with a modern twist.
The comedian, 84, will serve as co-executive producer on the films.
Producers Christopher Tuffin, John Baca and George Paige aim to develop each revamp as a franchise for a major comedy star.
Tuffin tells Daily Variety, “What we’re aiming to do is combine the spirit of the originals with a modern sensibility.”
Casting had yet to begin as WENN went to press.