Deadline reports that MTV Video Music Award winner and director of Lil Nas X’s remix of “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, Calmatic will make his feature directorial debut with the forthcoming reimagining of the comedy classic House Party at New Line Cinema.
Pumped to have @Calmatic on the team!!! #HouseParty ‘Old Town Road’ Music Video Director To Helm ‘House Party’ Remake At New Line https://t.co/4b9agw6yBm via @Deadline
— SpringHill Ent. (@SpringHillEnt) September 17, 2019
The remake from SpringHill Entertainment will keep the same formula as the original 1990 comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of hip-hop duo “Kid ‘N Play”.
The move was a huge success and went on to have two sequels: House Party 2 in 1991 and another in 1994.
The movie also made two direct-to-video sequels, House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute in 2001—which did not include any of the original cast. And a fifth installment House Party: Tonight’s the Night was released in 2012 that saw the return of Kid ‘N Play.
The script is written by Emmy-nominated Atlanta duo Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori and LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill will produce.
Calmatic also helmed Anderson Paak’s “Bubblin’” and has worked with some of the most notable names in music including Kendrick Lamar, Khalid, and Lizzo.
Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson are overseeing the House Party remake for SpringHill.