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The 1985 John Hughes comedy Weird Science is getting a remake. Joel Silver, who worked on the original with Hughes, will be producing the film. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World co-writer Michael Bacall will write the script. The original Weird Science starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, two high school nerds who attempt to create the perfect woman on their home computer.
If you’ve ever wanted a way to make sure you don’t unwittingly date one of your family members, then a new app has been released just for you. The piece of software was developed in Iceland to make sure you and your potential partner are not from the same family tree. The Islendingabók app allows you to test how closely you’re related to your date by simply bumping your phones together. But it unfortunately came too late for one person who left a message on the app’s website, declaring: “If I’d had this in earlier, maybe I would not go home with my aunt.” So as the tagline for the app says, make sure you “bump the app before you bump in bed,” otherwise you could find yourself in an awkward situation with a long lost relative.
Disney is planning to release a new Star Wars film every summer from 2015 to 2019. Announced yesterday at CinemaCon that JJ Abrams's 2015 release Episode VII will be followed by Episodes VIII and IX in 2017 and 2019. spinoffs are expected to be released in the years in between.