You all remember those cheesy martial arts flicks from the 80's and 90's and despite how goofy they seemed they still managed to be somewhat entertaining. 3 ninjas was one of those films that spawned sequels which ended up being poorly received. Now we are left to wonder if there will be any attempt to reboot the martial arts comedy and whether the project would be favored or not.
Here's the plot of the original film:
Young siblings Rocky (Michael Treanor), Colt (Max Elliott Slade) and Tum Tum Douglas (Chad Power) arrive for their summer stay with their Ninjutsu master grandpa (Victor Wong), who has passed down his vast knowledge of martial arts to the boys. But they're accosted by the criminal Snyder (Rand Kingsley), a rogue ex-student of Grandpa's who kidnaps the boys as part of a scheme to get to their FBI agent dad, Sam (Alan McRae). But Snyder doesn't know just how skilled his abductees are.
Hollywood has already rebooted the karate kid and the remake actually received good reviews and did well at the box office. If 3 ninjas was to receive the remake treatment there is a chance that they could do something different with the concept and the setting. New characters could be used and they could get another iconic actor to play the role of the kids mentor. Given the amount of parents who have enrolled their child in self-defense and martial arts classes this film could reach its target demographic and appeal to younger audiences.
At the moment no studio has even thought about trying to secure the rights to this film but that doesn't mean that it won't happen. They would need to find a director who's style would mesh well with the material and a screen writer to match. If this property were put in the right hands then it could be 10 times better than the original movie while guaranteeing a fun and entertaining movie going experience.