It never fails. Just when you think Hollywood has already spit out the dumbbest possible ideas, they go ahead and come up with something even worse. This time, since they have nothing better to do, Fox has decided what the world needs is a prequel to The Sandlot. How is that even possible?!
The Sandlot is a classic film about 9 kids that came together one summer to defeat the beast, to save a baseball signed by The Sultan of Swat himself. The movie itself is a prequel, to children’s summers all over America! What is there we need to know about these kids before that fateful summer. Until this point in their lives all there was, was baseball! I mean are we gonna learn about how Scottie had no friends before he got town? Or is it a story about Scottie’s mom met Dennis Leary?! No one needs that!
The original film’s writer and director, David Mickey Evans is on board with the project, set to co-write the script with first-time feature writer Austin Reynolds, according to deadline. The project is likely not to get off the ground as the Disney/Fox merger is in the late stages of being finalized. But that hasn’t stopped Fox from at least spit balling the idea, because, screw it.
The original film stared Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar (as The Jet) Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Victor DiMattia, Marty York, Shane Obedzinski, Grant Gelt, Brandon Quintin Adams, and James Earl Jones as Mr. Mertle. As well as Marley Shelton as Wendy Peffercorn. Ahhh, Wendy Peffercorn…….
Recently hitting it’s 25th anniversary, The Sandlot is iconic sports film for all generations, and it didn;t need the direct-to-DVD sequels that were released, just as it doesn’t need this alleged prequel.