‘The Sandlot’ prequel in development with 20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox announced a prequel to 1993’s cult classic is in early development. Happy 25th anniversary The Sandlot? — I’ll bet you never saw that one coming? Neither did I. But if there was a silver lining, perhaps it may have to do with the involvement of The Sandlot’s original writer and director, David Mickey Evans. Deadline confirms Evans is attached to co-write a prequel that will involve the legend of the beast. Which also means it’s likely we’ll get to know more about the Beast a/k/a Hercules the English Mastiff and his owner Mr. Mertle, played by James Earl Jones; or so I hope.