This news kinda gives me the urge to purge. Fox is reportedly updating the 1989 dark comedy Heathers — for the small screen. The folks at Lakeshore Entertainment, which holds the rights to the movie, had played with the idea of doing a film remake, but "doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea." Here's more:
[Writer Mark] 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 [Winona] Ryder), J.D. ([Christian] Slater), and the Heathers.
Ryder has gabbed a bit about a Heathers sequel and there's also talk of a stage musical, so the original movie is clearly still of interest, 20 years later. And movies like Parenthood and 10 Things I Hate About You have been brought back to life for the small screen lately, so it's not such a big surprise. I just can't imagine how they'll be able to adapt this dark movie as an ongoing Fox TV series. Thoughts?