Remember that popular 90s cult classic that featured Sarah Michelle Gellar as a downright badass b*tch whose step-brother is so ridiculously hot that we all fell crazily in love with him?
According to Deadline, it’s getting a remake. And yes, we’re talking about the 1999 film, “Cruel Intentions”.
Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair, “Cruel Intentions” is an adaptation of Les Liaisons dangereuses, written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos in 1782, but set among wealthy teenagers attending high school in modern New York City.
It started as an independent film with a small budget and was later picked up by Columbia Pictures. It was released to mixed critical reviews, but was a box office success, earning USD75 million worldwide.
“Cruel Intentions” spawned 2 direct-to-video films: a prequel, “Cruel Intentions 2”, and a sequel, “Cruel Intentions 3”.
Just today, it was announced that NBC has bought a script with a significant commitment from the film’s original director and writer Roger Kumble. In fact, Roger Kumble, as well as producer Neal H. Moritz are both said to be on board for the small screen adaptation.
As for the plot? Well, according to Variety, NBC’s “Cruel Intentions” will centre on the 16-year-old son of the late Sebastian Valmont and Annette Hargrove, named Bash Casey.
Upon finding his late father’s journal, Bash learns of the family legacy he didn’t know existed. In search of answers, he trades his small-town Kansas upbringing for a scholarship to the prestigious Brighton Preparatory Academy in San Francisco and soon finds himself in a world of sex, money, power, and corruption he never could have imagined.
Our next question is, who is going to play Sebastian’s son?
Your guess is as good as ours.
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