You guys, ‘Cruel Intentions’ could be coming to your living room. NBC is currently working on making the film that made everyone fall in love with… SMG, Ryan Philippe, Reese and pretty much everyone else in the movie, a TV show.
In a world of revivals and reboots, it doesn’t come as a surprise that NBC is trying again — this time with 1999’s Cruel Intentions. The film’s director and writer Roger Kumble will take a modern spin on the film, which we know is still a hit after 16 years. When it was made into a musical last summer, the original Annette, Katherine and Cecile attended! Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Reese Witherspoon all would definitely approve.
Here’s the news we’ve heard about the revival series, which was broke by our sister site, Variety.
The reboot TV series will be in present day, circling around Annette (Reese) and Sebastian Valmont’s son — obviously you know that Sebastian (played by Ryan Phillippe) died at the end of the movie. His son, Bash Casey will be 16 years old and will find his father’s journal, and discover the crazy family legacy he never knew. After that, he ends up leaving Kansas to head to a prestigious school in San Francisco. There, he “soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined,” according to Variety.
Yup, we’re on board with this. Writers Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross will serve as EPs on the show, as they actually met Roger at one of the musical performances in May. They also wrote the musical adaptation of The O.C. this summer.
We have to say, we’d love to see some members of the original cast show up, especially since many of them still stay in touch. Ryan could totally be featured in flashbacks of his son, and Joshua Jackson should totally be his crazy, gay uncle, am I right? Are you guys excited?
— Emily Longeretta