Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Remake in Development From Treehouse Pictures

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Remake in Development From Treehouse Pictures

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead remake in development from Treehouse Pictures

It has already been 29 years since the theatrical release of Warner Bros.’ Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, and now Deadline is bringing word that Treehouse Pictures (Set It Up) is in the process of developing a remake of the 1991 cult comedy classic film with Honey director Billie Woodruff attached to helm the film.

“Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is an iconic cult classic,” Treehouse president Nappi said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing audiences a new interpretation that is as funny and outrageous as the original but also smart and connected to the world today.”

RELATED: Rick Moranis Returning for Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot!

Written by Chuck Hayward, the Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead remake is being described as a new and diverse take on the original film where it will be set in the present-day and centered on a black family. The film will be produced by Justin Nappi and Juliet Berman of Treehouse along with Oren Segal. It will also be executive produced by Juliana Maio, Tova Laiter, and original EP Michael Phillips.

“I’m amazed at how many people can quote dialogue from the original film, and I think this team has a fresh and modern approach to the story that will resonate in a brand-new way,” Phillips said.

Pick up the film by clicking here!

The original film was directed by Stephen Harek from a script written by Neil Landau and Tara Ison.  Emmy winner Christina Applegate starred as Sue Ellen Crandell, a 17-year-old girl who along with four younger siblings were left in the care of a cruel babysitter after their mother went on a summer vacation. However, their summer gets more complicated when the babysitter suddenly dies of a heart attack. Despite receiving negative reviews and a poor box office performance, the film had still garnered quite a cult following after it was released on VHS and cable television.

RELATED: Children of the Corn Remake Currently Shooting in Australia

Woodruff was first recognized as music video director who have worked with artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Usher, Mary J. Blige and more. He made his feature directorial debut with 2003’s Honey which starred Jessica Alba. After that, he then went on direct a TV episodes including Shadowhunters, Claws, and Black Lightning. Woodruff is currently the director for Nat Geo’s upcoming Genius: Aretha starring Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo which is set to premiere this Fall.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. 

The post Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Remake in Development From Treehouse Pictures appeared first on


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Star Trek Nerd Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac