Revenge Of The Nerds Scrapped

The odd are no longer getting even

Fox Atomic's planned remake of eighties college comedy Revenge Of The Nerds has been transferred to the rubbish heap. The film was due to be released next summer, but ran into problems this month when Atlanta's Emory University, the chosen location for the shoot, pulled out of the project.

The original 1984 movie starred then new-boy Anthony Edwards and Robert Carradine as The Nerds' leading force in the fight against the Alpha Beta jock fraternity. Chris Marquette, Katie Cassidy and Jenna Dewan were all set to star in the 2007 remake, but this major halt in prodcution means the computer studies geek-boys will have to keep their weapons of revenge - a Deep Heat-laced jock strap springs to mind - stored away in their clearly marked drawers.