Not content with just remaking different kinds of American projects, Hollywood has outstretched its claws across the pond so that it may dig into another popular UK series.
According to Deadline New York Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the British comedy show “RentaGhost” and will develop it into a Beetlejuice-style afterlife feature comedy vehicle for Russell Brand.
He’ll play Fred Mumford, a recently deceased guy determined to be more productive as a corpse than he was during his life as a slacker. He attempts to set himself up in a business with a couple of other ghouls, starting a temp agency for the dead. Mumford and cohorts rent out ghouls and ghosts to the living until things go awry.
The original series, created by Bob Block, ran on BBC1 from 1976-1984. Look for more soon!
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