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"Revenge of the Nerds" Remake Cancelled

CowboyNeal posted more than 7 years ago | from the louis-and-gilbert dept.

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An anonymous reader writes, "Fox Atomic has pulled the plug on the Revenge of the Nerds remake. The movie was into two weeks of shooting when Emory University, the place where it was shooting, decided it no longer wanted to be part of the film."

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Good. (5, Insightful)

hadhad69 (1003533) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984182)

Maybe now Hollywod will come up with, dare I say it, an original movie idea.

Re:Good. (5, Funny)

wbren (682133) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984214)

Maybe now Hollywod will come up with, dare I say it, an original movie idea.
No, it's much more likely that Fox will decide to make a documentary about filming the remake of Revenge of the Nerds, the struggle to gain support for the project, and its ultimate defeat. Rated PG-13.

Re:Good. (1)

sorak (246725) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985460)

No, it's much more likely that Fox will decide to make a documentary about filming the remake of Revenge of the Nerds, the struggle to gain support for the project, and its ultimate defeat. Rated PG-13.

Nah. It's more likely that their next documentary will be entitled "Nerds: The Menace Among Us"

Re:Good. (5, Funny)

Salvance (1014001) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984216)

Not original? Apparently you didn't read Fox's teaser bits ... they were going to have Booger be the one staying up all night to spy on the ladies instead of Louis, and then Poindexter was going to get the girl on the Moonbounce. These are earth shaking plot twists!

Re:Good. (1)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984818)

I hear ya.

You know....I think there are SOME movies where they got it right the first time. ROTN's was one of them...along with the Longest Yard and some others they've done in recent history.

Like the GP said...how about some 'original scripts'...make some new movies that are as quality as the older ones (acting and scripts). And don't get me wrong, I like good special effects as much as the next person, but, I'm also a fan of really good story telling.....

Re:Good. (1)

aplusjimages (939458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984898)

Don't forget about the cross over plot with Police Academy.

Which Police Academy? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985056)

Which Police Academy? The one with the guy who makes the funny sounds with his mouth or the one where the uptight captain is always hassling the new recruits?

Re:Good. (1)

Genocaust (1031046) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984332)

Do you think we're near the breaking point on creativity in realistic fiction films? Or closing in? Truely, how many different possibilities actually exist (that would be entertaining / exciting enough) to make a movie out of, barring a wave of sci-fi? There's got to be a breaking point some day.

Re:Good. (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984366)

Hollywood never had many original ideas to begin with. They take alot of shit from Japanese animes, who flatout do sci-fi, horror and anything fantasy better than us. I am a firm believer that we make better documentaries and blow'em up special effects that's it. Once you take these two away, we are left with zero creativity.

Re:Good. (4, Insightful)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984536)

I am a firm believer that we make better documentaries

      What, better than the British? I rather doubt that, mate.

Re:Good. (1)

Cylix (55374) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985034)

Our documentaries will kick your documentaries ass any day of the week!

(Couldn't resist!)

Re:Good. (1)

schon (31600) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984540)

Hollywood never had many original ideas to begin with. They take alot of shit from Japanese animes, who flatout do sci-fi, horror and anything fantasy better than us.

Interesting - can you point out which Japanese movie this one [imdb.com] is based on, or this? [imdb.com]

Re:Good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984586)

Actually, although both of those were made with a bit of Hollywood funding, many would say that they were made outside the influence of Hollywood. That's one of the things that makes them indie films (higher-end indie films, but indie films nonetheless).

Don't take this the wrong way, but... (3, Insightful)

Eevee (535658) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984848)

Why didn't you just put "Being John Malkovich" and "Bubba Ho-tep" in your post instead of using unnamed links? It's not like it makes your point any better; in fact, it makes it weaker to those who don't click on links. At the very least, you could have anchored the links to the film titles.

Re:Don't take this the wrong way, but... (1)

Cylix (55374) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985048)

Because that person just links amazon for placement and pulls a referral fee.

Re:Don't take this the wrong way, but... (1)

feepness (543479) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985224)

Why didn't you just put "Being John Malkovich" and "Bubba Ho-tep" in your post instead of using unnamed links?

If you don't know about Bubba Ho-Tep [imdb.com] then you are not in a thread on Slashdot reading about a Revenge of the Nerds Remake.

You just aren't.

Re:Good. (1)

udderly (890305) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984564)

Agreed. I think that it comes from where the starting point is and where it isn't. Starting Point=Will it make money? Starting Point !=Is it a compelling story? I'm trying to decide if that is a recent phenomenon or not. I can think of some great movies made in yesteryear:
Cool Hand Luke
Apocalypse Now
Rear Window
Citizen Kane
Insert Your Movie Here

All in all, I guess we get the movies that we deserve. If we stopped paying for crap there would be no crap.

Re:Good. (4, Informative)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984794)

I don't know exactly where your tastes in movies lie, but last year alone we had:

Munich
Capote
Crash
Brokeback Mountain
Murderball
Wallace and Grommit
Constant Gardener
Squid and the Whale
History of Violence
Good Night, and Good Luck
Hustle and Flow
The New World
Walk the Line
Jarhead
King Kong
Sin City
The Devil's Rejects
Pride and Prejudice
Hotel Rwanda
March of the Penguins
War of the Worlds
Episode III (before you bitch, it was easily the best of the prequels)
Mirrormask
Batman Begins
Broken Flowers
House of Flying Daggers
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Syriana
Layer Cake
Match Point
Goblet of Fire
Cache
Cinderella Man
40 Year Old Virgin
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Serenity
The Upside of Anger
Shopgirl
Chronicles of Narnia
Wedding Crashers
Corpse Bride
Memoirs of a Geisha
Proof
Millions

As far as I'm concerned, Citizen Kane is horribly overrated. You spotted me three good movies in the entire history of mankind, and I gave you over 40 that came out last year alone.

Truly no one makes good movies anymore.

Re:Good. (5, Funny)

BaltikaTroika (809862) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984878)

Come on, this is slashdot. Here's a list that will speak to the masses:

Internal Cumbustion 8
Housewife Bangers 2
Who's Your Daddy? 9
First Time Swallows 2
Sweet Cream Pies 1
Perverted POV 10
Two Big Two Be True 2
My Sister's Hot Friend 5
Bubblin Brown Suga
Dude Your Girlfriend Is In A Porno 4

Re:Good. (1)

ericdano (113424) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984908)

Personally, Sweet Cream Pies 1 was the best out of that bunch. Internal Cumbustion 8 was good, but I thought it lacked feeling. Dude Your Girlfriend is in a Porno 4, to me, seemed more like an episode out of Jessica Simpson's reality show with all the deleted scenes. ;-)

Re:Good. (1)

bhima (46039) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984924)

How many truly good movies are in this list? Several
How many truly bad movies are in this list? Several

How many mediocre movies are on this list: The majority

Sorry man but the majority aren't worth what costs for Me, my GF, and my daughter to see them.

Re:Good. (2, Insightful)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985028)

I didn't list every movie that came out last year. I listed those that were universally hailed as good movies by all critics and fans alike last year.

There aren't any truly bad movies on that list.

Now you're just being obstinate.

Re:Good. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985180)

Some of those movies were very good. Several of them blew chunks (heck, even you felt the need to justify "easily the best of three crappy movies"(*)). Most of the good ones are foreign or indie films and are probably being reshot by Universal right now. A startling number of the remainder are already remakes.

(*) To be fair, I haven't bothered to see it because I saw the other two.

Re:Good. (1)

BlindFate (986152) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985282)

Four Brothers and Stay were alot better than narnia and 40 year old virgin

Re:Good. (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985298)

Fair enough. I'm sure I made a number of omissions of good movies.

For instance, this year Edmund may be one of the best movies of the year, but no one has seen it.

I did not attempt to put together a definitive list, but merely to point out that despite all the retreads and crap, there are good movies that come out as well.

Re:Good. (1)

BlindFate (986152) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985386)

Agreed, Although I dont see alot of movies, generally, I'm sure theres a few I assume to be shit that infact isnt

Re:Good. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985288)

Munich CRAP
Capote CRAP
Crash CRAP
Brokeback Mountain GAY CRAP
Murderball CRAP
Wallace and Grommit KIDDIE CRAP
Constant Gardener CRAP
Squid and the Whale WTF CRAP
History of Violence CRAP
Good Night, and Good Luck CRAP
Hustle and Flow CRAP
The New World CRAP
Walk the Line OK
Jarhead OK
King Kong WARMED OVER CRAP
Sin City OK
The Devil's Rejects CRAP
Pride and Prejudice CHICK CRAP
Hotel Rwanda OK
March of the Penguins OK
War of the Worlds MEH
Episode III OK CRAP
Mirrormask CRAP
Batman Begins OK
Broken Flowers CRAP
House of Flying Daggers HOT CHICK BUT IF I WANT TO READ I HAVE BOOKS
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory CRAP
Syriana CRAP
Layer Cake CRAP
Match Point CRAP
Goblet of Fire CRAP
Cache CRAP
Cinderella Man CRAP STILL BITTER ABOUT WILLOW
40 Year Old Virgin SHIT
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang CRAP
Serenity TV CRAP
The Upside of Anger CRAP
Shopgirl CRAP
Chronicles of Narnia CRAP
Wedding Crashers SHITTY CRAP
Corpse Bride CRAP
Memoirs of a Geisha CRAP
Proof CRAP
Millions CRAP

Re:Good. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985470)

Snobby Response by a AC CRAP

Re:Good. (1)

udderly (890305) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985314)

Damn. Please tell me that you didn't see all of those movies. I feel like a slacker.

Munich Good, but to me a little overrated. Decent story with dialog that was clumsy at times.
Capote Outstanding.
The Upside of Anger Very good--a pleasant surprise. Does anyone play a better dumbass than Kevin Costner?
Chronicles of Narnia Very Good

I often wonder how one's expectation of a film affects one's enjoyment of it. For instance, I expected great things out of Munich and Brokeback Mountain only to be disappointed; whereas I had zero expectations from The Upside of Anger, and enjoyed it very much.

Re:Good. (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985402)

I am a huge film geek, and I only saw 1/3 to 1/2 of those. Having a kid and being broke limits your ability to see movies sadly.

I Google'd for critics Top Ten Films of 2005 lists, and checked Rotten Tomato scores to pick what is arguably the best films of 2005.

Re:Good. (1)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984652)

Shakespeare never had many original ideas to begin with. He took a lot of shit from history and traditional folk tales, who flatout did romance, tragedy and anything historical better than us. I am a firm believer that we make better comedy and Scottish plays and that's it. Once you take these two away, we are left with zero creativity.

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Fixed that for you.

Re:Good. (1)

Enderandrew (866215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984678)

It has been speculated there are only something like 38 plots.

Let's take "Revenge" as a plot. With it, you have "Revenge of the Nerds", "Lethal Weapon 2", "Moby Dick" and "The Count of Monte Cristo" as a few examples.

With each plot you get to choose a medium, a style, a setting, individual characters, how that plot is resolved, whether or not to involve other plot elements as well, etc.

Truly there are only a small handful number of unique story ideas, but there are many ways to tell a story.

Re:Good. (2, Funny)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984716)

Hey you! You take your highbrow "logic" and "insightfulness" and get the hell out of here! All movies suck, it's Hollywood's fault, and THAT'S IT! Now if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to torrenting my copy of "The Fountain" in an attempt to stick it to Big Media by pointing out that everything they do is soulless and not worth my time or mone... er, my money.

Harrumph.

Re:Good. (1)

Quarters (18322) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984720)

"barring a wave of sci-fi"

Just because someone makes up a noun by combining a greek letter, a type of radiation, and either of the words, "particle" or "wave" it doesn't mean sci-fi has original story ideas. If anything sci-fi suffers more from trite and predictable plots more than other types of fiction. Only a geek would think that sci-fi was the silver bullet to save creativity.

Re:Good. (1)

Genocaust (1031046) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984900)

The only saving grace of creativity for sci-fi is that it can deal with things that are fully fictional in nature. Other genres usually have at least some basis in reality, but sci-fi is allowed to completely ignore this and make up things as they please based on how future events may possibly unfold.

Re:Good. (1)

ip_vjl (410654) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984856)

The problem is that a lot of people won't go to see something unless it's *new*.

There can be a lot of great stories out there, but unless it is sitting in the New Releases section of the video store, or is playing at the local multiplex, they're just never going to see it.

It's unfortunate, because there's a lot of great stories out there that people just turn themselves off from because they're old, or in black and white, or have outdated special effects. How many people have actually seen Citizen Kane? But if it were re-released with (insert popular actor here) tomorrow, you'd have people going to it who would never even think to watch it otherwise.

In addition to the new factor, when the studios re-release a movie - they get lots of money from people who go to it just to complain about how it isn't as good as the original. Buying those tickets really shows them, now, doesn't it?

Poor move on Emory's part... (4, Funny)

soapbox (695743) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984184)

Frankly, with as many spoiled rich kids that come to Emory's undergrad program, we need all the geek credibility we can get.

Plus, imagine all the Coca-Cola product placements!

Re:Poor move on Emory's part... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984500)

Geeks != Nerds

Coke University (2, Interesting)

TrisexualPuppy (976893) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984780)

If there's one place that they shouldn't have filmed this, it's at Emory University. Emory is that school across town with a billion dollar endowment, where the girls' rich daddies give them credit cards with $2000-dollar limits. They max out their cards at Lenox Mall every Saturday, and by the following Monday, daddy has paid them off. There are a lot of liberal arts majors and a lot of people going into law and medicine. I know this--I have a few dozen Emory friends. My brother attends.

Now where they really should have been filming was Georgia Tech. You have a good mix of nerds, geeks, regular persons, snoody persons, and people who can't fit any description. At Tech, it is not uncommon to hear some guy talk about how he just mastered gradients, another guy start proclaiming how VHDL is the savior of the universe, and then some ZTA girl talk about how many guys she "serviced" last night. It's a more down to earth public university with the sort of diversity that this particular movie would need for a remake.

Sets (1)

solevita (967690) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984192)

Could they not film it somewhere else?

Re:Sets (2, Interesting)

WarlockD (623872) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984576)

{Variety} - The nerds haven't found paradise yet!

Production on one of Fox Atomic's first films -- a remake of the 1984 cult classic "Revenge of the Nerds" -- has been shut down after Emory University in Atlanta, where more than a third of the film was to be shot, backed out of its agreement to allow Fox to film on campus. It's believed that Emory officials ultimately balked at the raunchy nature of the project.

Fox was alerted to the issue four days before the shoot was planned to start on Oct. 9. After attempting to shoot at other colleges in Atlanta, the decision was made to call it quits and figure out a new plan.

Production is now officially on hiatus, with the clock ticking, considering that winter (and snow) is approaching, and much of the film is set outdoors in autumn, back-to-school weather.

A Fox Atomic rep said that Fox was still hoping to release the film in August and that all of the cast and crew -- presently being flown back from Atlanta -- remain intact.

"Revenge of the Nerds" is planned as one of the debut releases for newly launched Fox Atomic, Fox's teen-oriented genre label. The label's first release is "Turistas," which bows Dec. 1, followed by "The Hills Have Eyes 2" on March 2 and "28 Weeks Later," which unspools May 11.

Also in production at Fox Atomic is the comedy "The Comebacks."

Quick Google Source Here [fearsmag.com]

Sounds like they didn't want to make a winter movie. The REAL question though is if they are going for next August, how good is this movie really going to be? They have to change colleges and set up completely somewhere else and if they are waiting for after winter, that's only a few months of shooting

Odd about this production company. They are making two sequels to moderately decent movies (The hills have Eyes" and "28 Weeks Later" and their first movie "Turistas" is coming/out now (ref: here [imdb.com] ) Are they just rolling the dice to see what movies stick?

Re:Sets (2, Insightful)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984612)

Scheduling the production of a full-blown feature film is - to say the least - a bitch. From what what I've read (which is little, since I wouldn't have gone to see the remake if you held a gun to my head) they were shooting 99% of the movie on the Emory campus, so they essentially had their entire schedule tossed out the window when their location got yanked. That means shutting the entire movie down until it's reset / rescheduled, and at that point things only get worse. Are any of your actors scheduled to work on any other shows during your new schedule? Gotta recast or offer them enough cash to quit the other job, which they won't do because that'll get them blacklisted for being unreliable (and let's face it, if you're starring in a ROTN remake you probably need all the good press you can get.) Same with crew. Do you keep them on the clock while you reschedule? If not, they all go find new jobs and you now have to find an all-new crew. Plus, all this delay is eating into your post-production schedule. The movie is already scheduled for release next summer and you just lost - what, a month? Two? If the studio was fully behind the movie and was willing to throw piles of cash at it those are all obstacles that can be overcome, but if the studio was fully behind the movie then it would be being made by Fox proper and not Fox Moonbat or whatever the sub-studio is called. Emory pulled the plug, the accountants said "write it off," and that was the end for that movie. All for the best, frankly. The original is perfect as it is. They'd make more money by re-releasing the first one then a remake would ever see.

Good! (1, Redundant)

capninsano (913991) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984194)

They would never be able to make one as good as the original. Heck, they couldn't even make decent sequels with the original cast. We all knew this would have been lame anyways.

Real reason for cancellation? Mooninites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984198)

Someone wrote "Da Moon Rulez #1" on the President of Emory's new car.

I'll bet the Jocks put pressure on the filmmakers. (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984200)

We all know the Jocks hate the Nerds (they go around screaming NERRRRDDDSS! and foaming at the mouth, or is that just beer?)
So they probably said that they'd dunk the filmmakers heads in the toilets or something and since filmmakers are basically Artsie-Nerd crosses (look at Steven Spielberg) they relented.

TDz.

The new outsourcing paradigm (2, Funny)

romit_icarus (613431) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984222)

Since the original flick, all the nerds are now in India! What the producers should do is shift base from Emory to an Indian university. Perhaps one of the IITs (www.iitb.ac.in)!

Now that will be real and oh so funny

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (4, Funny)

Zaphod2016 (971897) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984244)

This sounds like a great flick. They could call it "Harold and Kumar explain why you should have bought the extended warranty".

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (5, Interesting)

middlemen (765373) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984266)

Well actually in India, unlike the USA, kids/students who are really good at academics are valued and respected as opposed to kids/students who are sportsmen. In fact, it is very common in India, that if a kid is good at sports, the first thing people ask is "Is that kid bad at academics ?". Academics comes first, and then comes everything else.

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984470)

You're quick to criticize the US.

But would you care to explain why you think the standard is backwards here? If you simply say "well, Americans are dumb"... that's inaccurate at best.

Does this stem from competition? Statistically speaking, most American students are not athletes...

Are America's academic programs more challenging? It's difficult to achieve high marks in many American schools, isn't it? Or haven't you been a student here before?

Perhaps an Indian education means, to an Indian, that s/he has a better chance of escaping a truly hand to mouth style existence? Which is not necessarily the case in the US.

Perhaps Americans are overly encouraged to appreciate the more enjoyable aspects of life - good music, good company, and good beer (rather than spending time on coursework and studies, etc.)

I know a good deal of American students resent much of the academic load they are "forced" to bear, perhaps because they are critical thinkers - they know early on what areas of academics are of genuine benefit to them in the foreseeable future, and that they are resourceful enough to find the information they need on an "as needed" basis. For instance, "proving" various mathematical theorems and properties is not time-well-spent, when they could be learning far more useful applications for geometry and trigonometry.

Many of America's most successful business leaders as well as research and field pioneers are dropouts who are self taught in their field and are motivated enough to succeed without a "formal" education.

There's Japan, where students have been known to commit suicide for achieving in the 80 to 90 percentile in particular areas. This can't be healthy.

There's particular European countries where five hours is a hard days work, and lunch is a several hour family ordeal involving sleep and alcohol. Work? Hard?!

We're not all a bunch of beer guzzling jocks and sluts up here, you might be interested to know.

So please "fill in" where you left off - why is it that Americans aren't as openly praised for high academic marks as Indian students?

Hmm?

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984662)

Easy. You guys (americans) had 300 years, a land full of natural resources, lot of people who thought nothing of exploiting other comunities/races for their own advantage, and I shoudl say, a few very good visionary leaders/presidents.

By comparison, India had about 50 years since its independence from another exploitative western power.

So give it time, and you will see.

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984896)

And how many thousands of years of history to grow and prepare before the "exploitive Western power" came in? Why was a smaller nation half a world away able to come in and run the show?

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984956)

So what are you saying, exactly? That after Indians have had another 250 years and a chance to sort out their resource situation, they'll stop prioritizing knowledge and education as high as sex, drugs, cowboy hats and football?

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984750)

Wow, great AC comment!

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (2, Interesting)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984880)

Ok, but we have school teachers who can't teach math, period. My 5th grade teacher left me stupefied about "PEMDAS", but she did manage to teach us yoga and meditation (I'm serious). There is some evidence that our priorities are really screwed up. The competitiveness in academics in other countries is sometimes insane, but a LITTLE competition and respect might not be so bad either. There's no question our athletes are pushed to succeed, but in academics...I haven't seen anything other than parental pressure, mostly directed at getting in to one of the top tier colleges. Once there...eh. Hell, even in politics science & math takes a back burner to "common sense" be it religion or man on the street think.

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985368)

They don't care because their parents and community don't care, and they don't care because it does not seem important to them. The reason they push athletes is that it brings entertainment and glory to the community, whereas you'll often have no idea how many or which students are going on to tier-1 universities or landed important research positions afterward. It certainly isn't covered in a section of the local newspaper on a daily basis. When they hear that the test results are low for their community, they take out the pitchfork and complain about the teachers, but there really is only so much that they can do to educate apathetic children that would rather spend their time playing xbox until mom and dad kick them out at 25. They make a big deal about trying to attract the best to teaching, as if you need the best physicist or chemist to teach high school students. What happens way more often is that teachers are forced to dumb-down material even more because students can't do it, because they haven't paid attention to anything in the last six years. I was shocked to learn from a former girlfriend once that her geometry class did proofs for two weeks, and then the teacher just cut them out entirely because the students couldn't do them at all and they were falling behind in the lesson plan. I don't think the problem was the teacher trying to teach yoga. There was rampant, organized cheating (she actually showed me scans of math and history tests that they had acquired, as she apparently kept them on her computer as trophies), and general ineptitude radiating from the graduates of that school (she was the valedictorian after all).

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (1)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985502)

This comming from an American where everyone else sees you as little kids fighting to "be the best" even though you're all dragging each other down, so even at your best you're still only average.

I'm not trying to troll or anything. But maybe if you guys cared less about winning and decided to just try and help each other out a little more you could become a great nation rather than one hated universally.

Bye bye Karma. Someone with mod points will think this is trolling but it's really not ment to be.

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (1)

davidgay (569650) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985092)

Are America's academic programs more challenging? It's difficult to achieve high marks in many American schools, isn't it? Or haven't you been a student here before?

Today's most hilarious post - we have a winner! AFAICT, the US is the land of straight A's and grade inflation (my experience is for college, but I somehow doubt high school is harder). In many other places, perfect grades at high school or college is basically unheard of (as in, maybe one person every 10 years), and many people get non-passing grades.

David Gay

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (1)

Jalestra (1009473) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985252)

Why not point out that our athletes are higher paid in obscene amounts than our cops, teachers, firemen, and yes, most academics. I would say that it obviously places the importance of athletes over those other jobs. Not to mention children would rather be an athlete and be a star football player where the community cheers him every weekend and he can get a football draft than a "nerd", who noone but his parents really notice. Who cheers on the nerd every weekend? I tend to notice the nerd doesn't get the prettiest girl, the pats on the back, nor can a nerd get excused from class to go follow a more meaningful interest than his team is playing tonight. When there are riots in the street because a team won or lost, but not over the state of government or the abuse of science..one does have to wonder where the people of America's priorities are...in 10 years whether that team won or lost will be meaningless, but where our government is as it relates to it's actions now will be VERY important, good or bad.

Re:The new outsourcing paradigm (2, Funny)

sgt_doom (655561) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984318)

I suspect the attitudes may be somewhat different in India in respect to nerds (having bummed around the Near East and Asia after military service many eons ago). Therefore, I would humbly suggest they move it to Amazon.com - home to many transplanted Indian nerds and lowbrow American riff-raff.....

No longer works. (1)

bohemian72 (898284) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984240)

Thanks to Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez. This whole tri-lambda hatin' on the Alpha Betas and vice versa just doesn't work.
They showed us that we're all in this together and if jocks want to sing or bake, or if the nerds want to get down to hip hop, or skaters dudes want to play the cello...we gotta be there for them!
This whole new outlook could be the start of something new.
Get your head in the game! It doesn't just apply to the basketball court anymore...

Thank gods (1, Funny)

Lord Apathy (584315) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984320)

Thank you Zeus, Budda, God, one of you guys was listening.

Re:Thank gods (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984388)

Dear,

stop bothering my vacations with your prays.

With love,
God.

Re:Thank gods (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984472)

Buddha is not revered as a god or deity. in fact, the buddha himself found the idea of gods and deities quite rather silly. The Buddha is revered for simply being a man, just like you and i.

Alternative idea (1, Redundant)

swordgeek (112599) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984344)

OK, this is a bit out there, but bear with me.
Couldn't they maybe...make an original movie?

Re:Alternative idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984828)

Couldn't they maybe...make an original movie?

Oh the irony.


Good. (Score:5, Insightful)
by hadhad69 (1003533) on Saturday November 25, @10:30AM (#16984182 [slashdot.org] )

Maybe now Hollywod will come up with, dare I say it, an original movie idea.

Re:Alternative idea (1)

aplusjimages (939458) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984942)

"Everybody worked very hard on 'Revenge of the Nerds,' and we're all extremely disappointed that we can't move forward," said Fox Atomic's Peter Rice.

How much more work could there be on a remake? These guys are not only unoriginal, but have no perspective of hard work.

This is a civil-rights violation!!! (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984346)

"No one's really gonna to be free until nerd persecution ends."
-Revenge of the Nerds, 1984

Stop the presses! (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984356)

Hollywood just announced a new movie that's going into production: Attack of the 50-Foot Geek Girls!

Moved filming to ASC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984412)

I thought they simply moved filming to a different school, Agnes Scott College. I saw several sets on the campus a month or so ago.

Georgia Tech (2, Insightful)

nucal (561664) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984420)

The real Revenge of the Nerds will be when Georgia Tech beats Georgia in football today ...

They're behind the times, anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984438)

It's not nerd any more. It's geek. But, some people may confuse it with greek, since it's a college campus.

Greek geeks? "Greeks don't want no geeks"?

Wonder if they would.... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984518)

I wonder if they would release what they have thus far as a Vorbcast?

BREAKING!!! EMORY gives go-ahead! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984532)

To "Revenge of the Ugly Rich Yankee Jewish Chicks Who are Too Dumb to Get in an Ivy-League School"
University spokesperson says "this is a better fit with our educational mission".

Wouldn't have worked anyway... (5, Insightful)

BTWR (540147) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984598)

I didn't see the script for this, but I dount the new RotN would have been good anyway.

The original flick was a great film about "nerd persecution" in the 1980s. Back then, being a "nerd" was something that was truly dreaded. Not like today's "cool nerd" or "geek chic" like Weezer or Marc Cuban. Seriously, go watch the original movie, an substitute "nerd" for "black" or any other group. They were persecuted, driven out of their homes, had basically a direct-allusion to a burning cross outside their house (a burning "Nerds" sign), rocks thrown in their windows ("Nerds Get Out"), etc.

The 2nd movie was "ok" and the 3rd and 4th were awful. But all three of those were simply comedies, not in the same manner as the first one, which was a funny comedy, but subtly wrapped in a deeper social message. No, I'm not saying RotN was some amazingly socially insightful movie. But that doesn't mean that it didn't have some surprising amount of depth to it either...

Re:Wouldn't have worked anyway... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984872)

Except that nerds improved and contributed to the community, despite the hateful hipocrites who made their lives miserable while using the science and technology created by the people they hate.

Blacks cause a disproportionate amount of crime and violence wherever they go, which was the source of the hatred that was leveled upon them.

Your analogy doesn't fit.

thank god.... (0, Redundant)

SuperDre (982372) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984734)

I really disliked the idea of remaking 'Revenge of the nerds' there is no way they can improve on the original... It seems there are too many remakes around these days, it's just awfull...

JJJOOOOOOOOOCKS!!!!!! (1)

sven_kirk (562794) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984798)

Anyway. No offense to Emory students, but isn't that school full of nerds anyway. Only place that I could see it happen (in Georgia) is Ga. Tech.

Huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16984866)

What does this have to do with us?

The real reason for canceling the movie! (1)

itz2000 (1027660) | more than 7 years ago | (#16984888)

The producing company understood that nowdays nerds don't go to the cinema at all!
They download it from amule/bittorrent/kazaa(?)/other p2p progz, that's why the movie wouldn't be making profit at all

So they canceled the movie.
Like Mr. Holmes once said : Easy solution for easy problem [well, he never actually said it... but ignore that I've invented this quote].

Be afraid (2, Funny)

tm2b (42473) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985072)

They'll probably just replace it with a reality show of the same name.

Put it on You Tube (1)

SoyChemist (1015349) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985236)

Whenever a movie gets scrapped after some photography has been completed, they should do a rough edit and put it on You Tube. They could even make a contest out of editing it.

Re:Put it on You Tube (1)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 7 years ago | (#16985548)

Yes, because 'throwing good money after bad' is ALWAYS a great idea.

If they could do it for free, then I'd say 'great!' but there are very very few editors willing to work for free, and even fewer financers willing to let go of something they paid for, even if it's obviously garbage now.

who gives a shit (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16985286)

this stuff is for faggots... just like anime and the matrix. fucking faggot fodder.
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