Gone were the days when Hollywood would develop movies based on their own ideas and imaginations. From “The Crow” to “It” to “Poltergeist“, tonnes of movies from the 90s are getting the remake treatment.
According to TheWrap, Tracking Board is reporting the Weinstein Company and Miramax are also set to develop a remake of the 1999 hit teen rom-com, “She’s All That”.
“She’s All That” is written by R. Lee Fleming Jr. and directed by Robert Iscove. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” and George Cukor’s 1964 film “My Fair Lady”.
Freddie Prinze, Jr. starred in the film as Zack, a high school jock who makes a bet with his friend Dean (played by Paul Walker) that he can turn Laney (played by Rachael Leigh Cook), a shy art student into his high school’s prom queen. The movie featured a star-studded supporting cast, including Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Gabrielle Union, Matthew Lillard, Usher Raymond, etc.
Due to its rom-com nature, it became one of the most popular 90s teen films and reached No. 1 at the box office in its first week of release.
Kenny Leon, who is notable for his work on Broadway, will direct the remake. After working together on the Hallmark Channel’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham”, Leon will reunite with producer Tonya Lewis Lee through this movie. Lee will serve as the producer under her Tonik Productions banner.
The remake is expected to be developed with a similar premise, but with diverse leads in mind. Weinstein Co. executive Julie Rapaport will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. TheWrap requested for comments from the reps for both studios, but only the reps from Miramax responded by denying that there’s a deal in place at this time.
What do you think of the remake? Since the movie was made in the late 90s, do you think the studio will repurpose the plot? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.