In October 2007, Variety reported that Naomi Watts would star in Universal 's remake of the film, which would be directed by Casino Royale director Martin Campbell . The production would be a joint venture by Platinum Dunes and Mandalay Pictures .  Hedren stated her opposition to the remake, saying, "Why would you do that? Why? I mean, can't we find new stories, new things to do?"  However, since 2007, development has been stalled. On June 16, 2009, Brad Fuller of Dimension Films stated that no further developments had taken place, commenting, "We keep trying, but I don't know."  Eventually, in December 2009, Martin Campbell was replaced as director by Dennis Iliadis.  
Team USA players watched what happened this spring, as members of the women's national hockey team fought for better standards and the members of the women's national soccer team negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement. Like their peers in NPF, they aspire to find a means to transform the popularity of college softball into sustainable post-college opportunities. For now, that remains aspirational. As a result of Olympic reinstatement, national team players are now receiving at least modest financial stipends after years of playing each summer for essentially per diem money (Eriksen continues to coach without pay). That assistance may grow each year closer to 2020, but it won't make it easy for anyone to be a full-time softball player.