By Mike Bruno
Updated February 03, 2009 at 03:56 PM EST

Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick and Jane) will direct Universal Pictures’ remake of the 1977 hockey comedy Slap Shot, according to Variety. The original starred Paul Newman as a fading player/coach of a minor league hockey team who ramps up interest in his squad by turning his players into a notorious band of brawling thugs.