A Real Genius remake April 8, 2010 Val Kilmer’s Real Genius gets a remake… A remake of college comedy Real Genius is in the works. The 1985 version, which starred Val Kilmer, followed two gifted teens who head a team of young geniuses on an advanced class project. Things get complicated when they find out that their professor intends to use their work for evil. The film is still in the early stages of development. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment is overseeing the project.