So New Line Cinema, the studio behind the Nightmare on Elm Road movies, sued for copyright infringement and received. This resulted in shelving the music’s music video and reportedly a deal the place the duo might work off the settlement cash by showing in New Line movies, and, based on DJ Jazzy Jeff, “the primary script they had been supplied” was Home Occasion, which they turned down. Hudlin later claimed that he was uncomfortable with the concept of casting the pair, not wanting anybody to star within the film simply “as a result of they misplaced a lawsuit.”
This account is barely disputed by Play, who claims that Smith and Jazzy Jeff had been supplied the film by New Line executives however not due to the lawsuit — and that it was the authorized skirmish that really prompted the pair to reject the film. He additionally factors out that, regardless of the studio’s temporary try and be “good businessmen” by casting two extra established stars, the precise artistic forces behind Home Occasion all the time needed Child ‘n Play.
Clearly, somebody is improper right here, and the one answer to carry all the things again in steadiness is by having Smith and Jeff star in a Class Act remake.
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