Right here’s any other access into the “Hollywood has formally run out of concepts” report. In step with The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has ordered a TV reboot of the 1999 film Merciless Intentions (which simply seemed on Netflix this month). The unique film used to be a contemporary retelling of the 1782 novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (which was once tailored to movie in 1988′s Unhealthy Liaisons). The sequence got here to be after Roger Kumble noticed a Merciless Intentions musical parody at L.A.’s Rockwell Desk & Level this previous summer time. He was once so inspired that he recruited the musical’s writers, Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, to paintings at the TV model of the preferred movie.
The brand new collection selections up within the modern-day, centering on Bash Casey (what a reputation), the son of characters Sebastian Valmont, performed within the authentic film through Ryan Phillippe, and Annette Hargrove, performed by way of Reese Witherspoon. Sarah Michelle Gellar’s personality Kathryn Merteuil can also be a big a part of the collection, seeking to achieve keep an eye on of Valmont Global and as much as many different crafty plans, I’m assuming. There’s no point out of Selma Blair’s persona, the naive Cecile, as of but. From what I will be able to acquire, Bash good points get admission to to Sebastian’s magazine and is offered to a “global of intercourse, cash, energy and corruption he by no means can have imagined.” Sounds tawdry, huh?
When will Hollywood be told that making TV collection from liked films is rarely a good suggestion? Take into accout 2003′s My Large Fats Greek Lifestyles? You shouldn’t, it best lasted for a whopping 7 episodes. The list of flops is outwardly never-ending – nobody sought after small display screen remakes of Ferris Bueller, Running Lady, 10 Issues I Hate About You and Grimy Dancing both. However, hi there, who is aware of? Perhaps past due 90s nostalgia will garner scores. Stranger issues have took place. (I might utterly watch the musical although!)
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There’s a ‘Merciless Intentions’ reboot coming to NBC
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