by: Madison Barnes
Stoners, frat boys, satirical humorists, and crass comedy officionados take note – it has been confirmed that Sony Pictures is working on a reboot of the 1989 hit, LOOK WHO’S TALKING, but want to twist it into a Seth McFarlane humor fest in the vein of “Family Guy” and “Ted.”
The novelty of the “Look Who’s Talking” series is the P.O.V. of the baby, narrated by a much older actor for comic effect, as if voicing the baby’s thoughts. The most relevant comparison for modern audiences is Stewie Griffin from “Family Guy”- an evil-genius baby who talks with a refined british accent, but still gets hung up on lullabies and diaper changes. Modeled after the snobbish Henry Higgins from the classic film “My Fair Lady” film, Stewie gave “Family Guy” audiences an evil genius’s viewpoint stuck in a baby’s body. This is exactly the humor the producers are going for with the remake of “Talking,” and are no doubt taking aim at “Family Guy’s” demographic.
There’s no word yet on who will be starring in the new version of the ’90s franchise, but I would love to see Seth McFarlane attached in some capacity, whether he pens the script or provides a voice for the baby. Kirstie Allie and John Travolta starred in the original film, which resulted in a film trilogy for them (and probably 1 too many films to be honest) and could be huge vehicles for up-and-coming comics anchored by Seth McFarlane’s producing and writing. Bruce Willis was the voice of the baby, as were Danny DeVito and Diane Keaton in later movie versions.