‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Want To Remake ‘White Chicks’ As Gritty Drama—Wait, What?

white chicksI’ll be reviewing Swiss Army Man later this week, but this interview with its directors caught my eye. The theoretical next film of this summer’s indie smash is a dramatic remake of the 2004 comedy White Chicks. Hang on, what?

According to an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Daniel Scheinert’s dream project is “to make White Chicks as a hard-R, Oscar-worthy drama, starring the original cast. It would be about gender and race relations in the 21st century, starring the Wayans Brothers. I don’t know if you have seen White Chicks lately, but it has a lot of meat to it and explores everything, like class, gender, race, the handicapped, age.”

That seems like a real stretch to me when it comes to a movie with only one good scene, in which Terry Crews sings along to “A Thousand Miles.” It is more than likely some sort of joke, as this seems like a terrible idea for all intents and purposes. But let’s not forget that their current smash is literally Daniel Radcliffe playing a farting corpse, so who really knows.

At any rate, I was going to post the trailer, but I don’t want to subject you to that, so here’s Terry Crews:

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