No Revenge for Atlanta Nerds

Emory University has canceled the scheduled shoot on the Revenge of the Nerds remake originally slated to film here on its Atlanta campus. The cast and crew have apparently flown out of town (I didn’t even realize they were here). Fox Atomic studio people are looking for a new spot to shoot its college comedy. Their attempt to find another local college didn’t meet with success. My guess is that Emory decided they’d rather not have a reputation for Revenge of the Nerds competing with the prestige of having Salman Rushdie on campus.

7 Comments so far

  1. Jason (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

    They spent several weeks on the Agnes Scott campus (a friend of mine could never find parking because of them). I thought they were doing some actual filming, but I guess maybe they never got that far.

  2. Chintan (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:48 pm

    Emory’s so full of itself. Isn’t this the same campus that had Tom Green’s Road Trip filmed on campus? Answer: Yes, it is.

  3. twnkltz (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:41 pm

    I thought road trip was filmed at UGA?

  4. Chintan (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 9:38 pm

    Apparently, it was filmed at both — also, the frat house is an Oakdale Road mansion owned by a higher up of mine.

  5. George Burdell (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 8:54 am

    Georgia Tech was a filming location for Road trip as well.

  6. drewprops (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    The film wasn’t shut down because of a lost location. The problems were systemic to the relationship between the production, the studio and the questionable nature of the script. That passed on to me by a pretty little birdie. Bottomline: the Emory story is a red herring.

  7. yasmin (unregistered) on November 7th, 2006 @ 6:35 pm

    Salman Rushdie isn’t an intellectual; he’s a tool of Western interests who wrote a book critical of Islam’s most revered prophet. Write a book defiling Judaism and you get branded an anti-semite; write one defiling Islam and you are “championing free speech” or an intellectual. No wonder Arabs hate Americans because of their racist ass attitudes.

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