Legends never die: 'The Sandlot' prequel is in the works

So it shouldn't be a surprise that with 20th Century Fox developing another film in the franchise, they aren't looking ahead, but instead further back.

20th Century Fox is now in the early stages of developing a prequel to the beloved cult classic, and they've tapped the original film's writer-director, David Mickey Evans, to co-write the script, Deadline reports.

The first movie saw a group of boys losing a ball signed by Babe Ruth over the fence and having to face off against a giant creature to get it back.

There aren't a ton of details on the new project, although Deadline suggested the prequel "involves the legend of the beast from the first iteration".

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"Though The Sandlot wasn't a critical or commercial hit upon release, it became something of a cult favorite over the years", Entertainment Weekly reported.

Plans for the prequel come on the heels of the movie's 25th anniversary, which happened earlier this year. The studio made direct-to-video sequels "The Sandlot 2" in 2005 and 2007's "The Sandlot: Heading Home" with both directed by Evans.

The Sandlot is a beloved and classic coming-of-age movie that is now a pop culture reference point with, among things, the line, "You're killin' me smalls!". Colin Greten and Daria Cercek are overseeing the project for the studio.

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