Disney has brought on Tiffany Paulsen (Nancy Drew) to pen the remake of the first PG-13 film I ever saw in the movie theater. Yes, that flick was 1987's Adventures in Babysitting, starring the lovely Elisabeth Shue and Vincent D'Onofrio, as Thor. Further Adventures in Babysitting (not sure why they would add the 'further' in there if it's a straight remake?) will star That's So Raven Symone and Miley Cyrus. I imagine a few other troublemakers will soon hop onboard, as well as an oblivious mom and dad.

In the original film (which, mind you, totally rocked!), a babysitter has her boyfriend (Todd? Tad? Brett? Chad?) cancel their hot date, and so she decides to take on a last minute gig babysitting for two kids and their obnoxious, perverted tag-along friend. Of course, what looked to be your average night at home actually turns out to be a whole adventure through the city. Heck, at one point they're actually climbing down the side of a building. And then Thor shows up. Thor! Paulsen is the scribe behind the upcoming Nancy Drew (due out June 15), and as well as Fox Searchlight's Fast Girls. Here's hoping they manage to retain at least half the fun that made up the original film; since that one came in the late 80s (back then, even the most wholesome family comedies came with a little bit of edge), I imagine Disney will play it safe and remove all the risque parts so that no one complains. Bummer. (Anyone want to start up a "Please Keep Thor" letter-writing campaign?)

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