One of our favourite movies of the nineties is being turned into a TV show. Yep, you heard us right, Variety have reported that NBC have bought a script inspired by Cruel Intentions, and have commitment from the film’s original director and writer, Roger Kumble.
The movie – that was based on the book Les Liaisons Dangereuses – propelled the likes of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon to stardom, and resulted in an eight-year marriage and two adorable children.
And it also showed us a whole new side to Sarah Michelle Gellar post the Buffy era. Who can forget that famous kiss with Selma Blair?
The new TV show will be set in the present day and will focus on the life of Bash Casey – the 16-year-old son of the late Sebastian Valmont (played by Phillippe in the original) and Annette Hargrove (who was played by Witherspoon). While Annette’s character never revealed at the end of the film that she was pregnant with Sebastian’s child, the tragic last scene does see her driving away from his funeral with his journal beside her.
This exciting Cruel Intentions news follows the announcement that a number of other TV shows also based upon popular 80s and 90s movies will soon be coming to our screens. And a number of TV networks are jumping on this nostalgia trend.
It was reported this week by The Hollywood Reporter that the Julia Roberts classic, My Best Friends Wedding will be adapted into a comedy TV series by the writer of the original 1997 screenplay, Ron Bass.
Additionally, Fox are bringing back the X Files, Netflix are creating a sequel of Full House, aptly called Fuller House, and one we’re particularly excited about: the CW are allegedly creating a show based on everyone’s favourite sob fest, The Notebook.
What old school film would you like to see on TV?
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By Elizabeth Bennett