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NBC and Adam Sandler adapting '80s satire 'Real Genius' into workplace comedy

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NBC has come up with a really smart idea for their next workplace comedy.

The Peacock network is teaming with up Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sony TV to reboot the 1985 film Real Genius as a comedy series. The original movie starred Val Kilmer as a college senior working on a chemical laser at the fictitious Pacific Tech University. The NBC reboot however will be a modern-day workplace comedy focusing on the relationship of two incompatible co-workers.

NBC has given the project written by Craig DiGregorio (Workaholics) and David King (Parks and Recreation) a script commitment plus penalty.