You know the titles they're drawing out of "Stuff To Remake" hat are getting a bit thin when you hear about stuff like this.
Apparently, The Weinstein Co. and Miramax are looking to dig deep into the vault, going all the way back to...16 years ago to remake She's All That.
In case you need a reminder of that gem:
The film told a very standard story that's been used in many films and mediums before and, to draw on my own expertise, is basically the musical Guys and Dolls without...music. A jock enters a bet where he must take an awkward girl and turn her into the prom queen and, of course, actually falls for her along the way. At some point she finds out it was all a bet and gets pissed, and then they end up back together in the end. Yay!
She's All That was made for a reported $10 million, starred Freddie Prinze Jr. and the late Paul Walker, and brought Miramax $103 million back for their investment. The Wrap is now reporting that the Weinsteins would like to remake the film with Kenny Leon at the helm and Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lew Lee, producing. From the looks of Leon's resumé, and Lee's involvement, it's likely this new take will be anchored by an African-American cast.
SOURCE: The Wrap
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PS. For anyone who cares (which I suspect will be none of you), since I referenced my personal expertise and Guys and Dolls, here's a clip of yours truly in that show's equivalent of the Freddie Prinze Jr. "jock" role- Sky Masterson. I was 19 and this was college. Be gentle!