Remake of ‘Porky’s’ in the works

Shock jock Howard Stern is set to produce a remake of Porky’s, the 1982 gross-out comedy that is Canada’s top- grossing English-language film.

Although no director or actors have been attached to the project, Stern has drafted screenwriters Craig Moss and Steve Schoenburg to pen the script.

The original, which followed the sexual misadventures of a group of teenage boys, was made during Canada’s tax- shelter era on a budget of $4 million US. According to the Internet Movie Database, it pulled in over $105 million in North America alone.

“It’s the highest-grossing Canadian film ever,” Don Carmody told CBC News Online Wednesday. Carmody, along with director Bob Clark, produced the original Porky’s.

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