When things get back to normal on the production side, director Ivan Reitman's military comedy feature "Stripes" (1981) will be rebooted as a series for Sony Pictures Television and CBS TV, with Reitman set to direct the pilot from a teleplay by Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger:
The original film starred Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, Sean Young, and John Candy, with John Larroquette, John Diehl, Conrad Dunn, Judge Reinhold, Joe Flaherty, Dave Thomas, Timothy Busfield and Bill Paxton:
"...'John Winger' is a cab driver who, in the span of a few hours, loses his job, his apartment, his car and his girlfriend. Realizing he has no prospects, he decides to join the Army.
"Talking his best friend 'Russell Ziskey', a teacher of English as a second language, into joining him, they go to a recruiting office and are soon sent off to basic training.
"Upon arriving at 'Fort Arnold', they meet their fellow recruits, and their drill sergeant, 'Sergeant Hulka'.
"As basic training progresses, Russell and John become romantically linked to female MPs 'Louise Cooper' and 'Stella Hansen'..."
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