“This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie,” James tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone I grew up with loved House Party. To partner with this creative team to bring a new House Party to a new generation is unbelievable.”
Stephen Glover, Donald Glover’s brother, and Jamal Olori are reportedly writing the script.
The original Kid ’n Play-fronted New Line comedy came out in 1990, with sequels following in 1991 and 1994.
According to Carter, James, who has appeared in several films, may even make a cameo:
“There’s no plan for it now, but he’s a fantastic actor, and if he wants a role, Stephen will find a great role to put him in.”