‘The Inbetweeners’ To Receive American Big Screen Outing
Paramount has tapped original co-creator of the British series, Iain Morris, to helm the US film adaptation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount Pictures is jumping on the remake bandwagon and laying the groundwork for an Americanised adaptation of The Inbetweeners.
The popular British sitcom - which follows the hilarious and often raunchy exploits of four suburban teens who fall somewhere "inbetween" cool and geek - was already adapted for the big screen last year, to warm reviews and box office success in the UK.
While the new film is reportedly set to feature an American cast, Paramount has recruited Iain Morris (who co-created the series with Damon Beesley, and whose writing credits also include Flight of the Conchords) to script and direct the US version of the film.
This big screen adaptation comes on the back of MTV already taking a stab at making over the British series for America, with the show - which stars Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman and Mark Young - set to premiere in the States this August. The American series has been executive produced by Morris and Beesley.
It all seems further proof that people prefer American versions of everything, not just shows where those pesky subtitles get in the way.