White Men Can’t Jump remake will be a 2023 release

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Calmatic, the director of the new White Men Can’t Jump, has confirmed that the remake of the 1992 comedy is coming this year. 

Plans to remake the 1992 comedy drama White Men Can’t Jump have been in place for a while now, with acclaimed music video director Calmatic being announced in late 2021 as the helmer of the project. It’s to be a reimagining of the esteemed 1990s comedy about two basketball hustlers who form an endearing bromance as they take on the streets of Los Angeles to eke out a living and make their mark.

We’ve known for a while now that Grammy-nominated rapper Jack Harlow and Sinqua Walls will be taking on the roles played by Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes in the original film and now production on the film is complete, Calmatic has spoken to Collider to confirm that the film will release at some point in 2023.

“We locked the edit maybe a couple days ago,” says Calmatic. “I feel like we gotta finish the sound mixing, throw some songs in there, get it colour correct, and take it through the final stages of post. And then, I’m sure you guys will see something really soon. It’s definitely coming out this year.”

As an accomplished and admired music video director, we’re sure ‘throw some songs in’ is probably artist-speak for something much more difficult, time-consuming and artistic, but we get the drift. The film is coming this year and we’re looking forward to it. As for what to expect, Calmatic has spoken about what will change in the remake, alongside which elements of the original we can expect to revisit. “We’re flippin’ it. We’ve got a whole new story, whole new approach, whole new tempo, whole new rhythm, but it’s gonna be something that everyone can enjoy. I can’t wait for the world to see that one. I think that’s gonna be great, as well.”

Calmatic’s directorial debut releases in the US tomorrow, a remake of another 90s favourite – House Party. Hopefully, that film’s reception will be positive and we can all look forward to a revival of a classic 1992 buddy comedy. We’ll bring you a release date as soon as we hear it.

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