12:02pm PT by Katie Kilkenny
'The Sandlot' Original Cast to Reunite for TV Reboot, Writer-Director Says
The original Sandlot crew is prepping to play some more ball, according to the writer-director of the first two movies.
"I just sold a Sandlot television show. We're about to get an order for the first two seasons," he told host Cooperstown Kurt. Evans said he couldn't tell Kurt who was going to stream it, but "I know who's going to stream it. It doesn't take a genius to figure that out right now."
He added, "I already got all the original castmembers back. It takes place in 1984, when they’re all, like, 33 years old and they all have children of their own, and that's all I can tell you.” Evans did not say which of the castmembers would be returning; the original movie was set in the San Fernando Valley in 1962. The second film featured a different cast, including James Earl Jones and Gregg Germann.
The project is separate from another Sandlot property in development, 20th Century Fox's prequel to the iconic 1993 baseball film, co-penned by Evans and Austin Reynolds.
The news comes on the heels of the pic's 25th anniversary in 2018. The original cast got together for a video for The Hollywood Reporter last year, where the boys revealed they had snuck into Basic Instinct together and that Evans shouted profanities at them over a bullhorn during the shoot.