Thursday, August 27, 2009
Good Grief, if I hear about more silly folks trying remake, remook or remok Heathers, I will push the button.
Here's the latest mess
Fox is developing a contemporary take on the 1989 Christian Slater/Winona Ryder feature "Heathers."NO! Either get something new or get Herpes! I am sick of these re-imagining crap. Look at CW, they have made a mess of copying old shows and making shows no one cares about.
Dark comedy will be adapted for TV by scribe Mark Rizzo, with an assist from "Sex and the City" alum Jenny Bicks. Sony Pictures TV, where Bicks is based, will produce, along with Lakeshore Entertainment, which holds the rights to "Heathers."
Rizzo is still kicking around ideas on how to update "Heathers" 20 years after the film became a favorite among the underground set. But the characters from the movie are all expected to be there -- Veronica Sawyer (played in the movie by Ryder), J.D. (Slater) and the "Heathers."
The original movie revolved around Veronica as she navigates a clique of mean girls -- all named Heather -- and rebels after meeting J.D., the new guy at school. Soon, the Heathers start "accidentally" dying at the hands of Veronica and J.D., who cover up the deaths by faking them as suicides. Ryder's character chronicles her teen angst and the rising body count with regular diary entries.
The idea for a "Heathers" revival came from inside UTA, where reps for Rizzo and Bicks decided the title was ripe for revival and contacted Lakeshore about potentially dusting off the franchise.
For Lakeshore, the project, which is in the script stage at Fox, reps its introduction to the world of TV.
"We had the title, and talked about doing a film remake at times," said Lakeshore prexy Gary Lucchesi. "But doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea."
Do something new, we have enough teen mess on TV. And why do they think there are new ideas to explore? If so then they should make... NEW STORIES!
I need to get my ass in these studios before there's a new series based on The Facts of Life or Porky's.