So, does anyone out there remember Remo Williams? Granted, he wasn't a household name like John McClane or Snake Plissken (I mean, he didn't even make Scott's list of '80s action heroes worth resurrecting), but for fans of that decade, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins is a camp classic. But don't worry, because even if you don't remember the original, you're about to get another chance to meet the wisecracking secret agent thanks to Columbia Pictures. The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Business Blog has confirmed that producer Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Steve Chasman (Transporter) are setting up a reboot of the Remo Williams/Destroyer franchise with Sony and Atlas Entertainment.

The 1985 action-comedy originally starred Fred Ward as Sam Making, a street cop who is recruited into a secret government agency to take down an arms dealer and was based on the Destroyer series created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. But before Sam could get to work saving the world, there was the small matter of faking his own death, a quick name change, some reconstructive surgery, and training on a mystical Korean marital art by Master Chiun (as played by Joel Grey in some pretty ridiculous makeup). Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (War of Gods) have already been hired to write the new script, and even though Colombia partly controls the rights to the entire series of novels, the film is expected to be an origin story and center on the first book in the series.

Having seen the original, I have to ask: Is Remo WIlliams even worth a reboot? Well, I'll leave that to you, so sound off in the comments below or tell me what 80's action flick you'd like to see get an update instead...
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