‘The Sandlot’ can come back for a prequel film, 25 years after the release.
(20th Century Fox)
It’s been over 25 years since the iconic coming-of-age comedy “The Sandlot” first hit theaters, but fans can look forward to a long-awaited follow-up.
20th Century Fox is currently in the early stages of the development of a prequel to the beloved cult classic, and they tapped the original film from writer-director David Mickey Evans, co-writing the script, Deadline reports.
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The original movie, which was founded in 1962, followed a group of teenagers who play baseball at a local sandlot that is next door to the house of an old man and his supposedly vicious English mastiff, known to the children as “The Beast.”
The film details the misadventures of the group of cute misfits as they navigate their teen years and finally learn the real story behind The Beast, and his blind, elderly owner, Mr. Mertle.
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Evans — who is also the director of the film direct-to-DVD sequel “The Sandlot 2,” which came out in 2005 — will reportedly be working on the script next feature film newcomer Austin Reynolds.
Details with regard to the possible plot of the documentary is not yet known, nor is it known who will helm the project.
Back in April, the cast of “The Sandlot” reunited for an interview with the “Today”, where the group reminisced about their memories of the film and the lasting impact of the legacy of the past.
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“It’s crazy, it definitely gets you places for free,” said the actor Marty York, who played Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan. “You can’t walk through a Las Vegas casino without someone to yell, ‘Yeah-Yeah!'”