New John Hughes Movie Gets Rewrite by ICE AGE: MELTDOWN Scribe

John Hughes, the iconic writer-director who defined 1980s teendom with movies like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink and 16 Candles, left an unproduced comedy script behind when he died. Jim Hecht, who wrote Ice Age: Meltdown and a couple episodes of "The Fairly Oddparents", has been hired by Paramount to rewrite Hughes' The Grisgbys Go Broke, which is about a greedy family who go from a life of having it all to a move to Mulletville -- and they have to sell all their possessions. The family then must start all over with nothing. The rewrites are no offense to the late great Hughes, nearly every produced script goes through at least one cycle of rewrites with a different screenwriter. John Hughes also wrote the Home Alone, Beethoven and Vacation movies as well as Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and many others!).

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