Report: 90’s Classics ‘New Jack City’ & ‘House Party’ Have Reboots in the Works

Published: Tuesday 24th Sep 2019 by Rashad

Two of the 90’s most enduring classics – the Kid-N-Play-led ‘House Party’ (1990) and Wesley Snipes’ 1991 action-gangster film, ‘New Jack City’ – are getting the reboot treatment if reports are to be believed.

Details inside:

Deadline reports:

After winning an MTV Video Music Award for bringing his vision and humor to the video for Lil Nas X’s remix of “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, director Calmatic is looking to celebrate with a party…a House Party to be specific. The music video director will make his feature directorial debut with the forthcoming reimagining of the comedy classic House Party at New Line Cinema.

The remake from SpringHill Entertainment will be cut from the same cloth as the original 1990 comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of the rap duo Kid ‘N Play (it was also a dance shown in the pic).

Warner Bros is rebooting its 1991 neo-noir gangster film New Jack City, and that multi-hyphenate Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays is writing.

The original movie, directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Thomas Lee Wright, boasted a star cast that included Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Chris Rock, Flavor Flav, Allen Payne, Judd Nelson and Peebles. Snipes played arrogant New York City drug lord Nino Brown during the 1980s crack epidemic. Ice-T portrayed Scotty Appleton, a detective who goes undercover in Nino’s gang, the Cash Money Brothers,  to bring down the drug lord for taking the life of his mother. Rock was “Pookie” Benny Robinson, a former stick-up kid who becomes homeless and poor after Appleton shoots him in the ankle. Pookie becomes a crack addict and eventually a police informant and infiltrates the Cash Money Brothers.


As of time reported, no production start or tentative release dates have been unveiled for either project.

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  1. Fancy BISH September 25, 2019

    House Party and New Jack City are classics! GOOD LUCK ? putting together a cast that talented, young and vibrant with that much chemistry! Just look at the pictures above…yeah right ? ??

  2. ? Jasmine’s Grape Juice ? ? September 25, 2019

    Um ok Hollyweird still refuses to pay writers top dollar for their creativity so remake after remake. I get it. Cable is a thing of the past (everybody likes on demand or free internet watching) and when movies are released in theaters the bootleg version is hot immediately in the streets and dvd quality bootleg is available within 1 month of theater release.

  3. Jeans September 25, 2019

    This reboot craze has got to stop!

  4. YAS BIH September 25, 2019

    Haven’t they fk’d House Party up enough ? leave it alone already the first two was ok even the third one with TLC was whack and I love them but it sucked.

  5. Only Facts September 25, 2019

    Have writers and producers lost the ability to create new content? Everything from the 90’s doesn’t need to be remade. Give us new stuff. Plus, it seems too early to be remaking anything from the 90s in my opinion.

    And now they’re remaking “Saved By The Bell” ….and without ZACK?! *eye roll*

  6. SMH September 25, 2019

    No, No, NO, a thousand times NO.

  7. Are You Kidding Me? September 25, 2019

    Set It Off and now this? What happened to original Black cinema?

  8. Tino September 25, 2019

    No more creative minds in Hollywood i guess.

  9. September 25, 2019

    those are classics, hope they do a good job on the reboots.

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