Newswire: Tyler Perry to remake Korean comedy about a body-swapping granny

Fresh from the box office triumph of Boo! A Madea Halloween, media mogul and multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry has announced his next inevitable-seeming project: a remake of the Korean film Miss Granny. This 2014 body-switching comedy, a runaway $53.7 million hit in its home country, has already inspired successful remakes in China and Vietnam, with Indonesian and Spanish versions on the way in 2017 and 2018 respectively. International audiences cannot get enough of the story of a sassy, ill-mannered grandmother who suddenly finds her cantankerous soul residing in the body of a 20-year-old woman.

The Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M has partnered with Perry’s 34th Street Films to produce the English-language version of Miss Granny, due for release in 2018 and targeted at the African-American market. A quick glimpse at the Miss Granny trailer shows that CJ E&M definitely chose the right man for the job. This project seems …

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