A possible School Daze reboot? Spike Lee hints that this is a possibility for the future.
At the Tyler Perry Studios opening in early October, Lee spoke to AfterBuzz TV about his movies and stated the ones he would not redo. However, he also mentioned projects he’d absolutely consider rebooting in the style of a musical.
“People always asking when I’m gonna do a reboot of Do the Right Thing, not gonna happen. Wanna do a reboot of Crooklyn, not gonna happen. Why don’t you do another He Got Game? Not gonna happen,” Lee said. “There’s just stuff that, just, just leave it alone. But one day, there’s gonna be a, a, a Broadway musical for…School Daze.”
School Daze, based on Lee’s experiences attending various colleges in Atlanta, is a story about an intellectual student who leads an uprising against an inept school administration. The movie has musical aspects to it already, so it would only make logical sense to transition the property to a full-on musical.
Lee, known for films She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, and BlacKkKlansman, seemed especially enthused to celebrate Tyler Perry’s successes, especially given their rocky history with one another in the past. Years ago, Perry and Lee reached a place where they could work together after sitting down and talking out their problems. They’ve since become friends, and Perry has even honored Lee by naming one of his soundstages after the director.
Of Perry’s studio, Lee said, “This legacy. This is gonna be here forever, and Tyler Perry did it. He did it. He bowed down. He did it.”
Up next for Lee, he’s set to receive the first Spike Lee Award for Social Impact in Filmmaking from his alma mater, Morehouse College. Moving forward, this accolade will be awarded annually to artists who champion for social rights in their work.
With Lee returning home, we can only hope it pushes him to make the School Daze musical sooner rather than later, but as of now, there’s no official word on when it’ll be coming out.
We’ll let you know if it becomes official!
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