Fox is planning a "contemporary take" of Heathers for television. I'd throw up but bulimia's so '87.
According to Variety, "Dark comedy will be adapted for TV by scribe Mark Rizzo, with an assist from 'Sex and the City' alum Jenny Bicks. Sony Pictures TV, where Bicks is based, will produce, along with Lakeshore Entertainment, which holds the rights to 'Heathers.'" The article goes on to say that all the original characters will be there, Veronica, J.D., the Heathers but no word as to whether any of the original actors would be included ala the 90210 remake.
This quote takes the cake though. "We had the title, and talked about doing a film remake at times," said Lakeshore prexy Gary Lucchesi. "But doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea." Fresh and original idea. Fresh. And original. Do he know the meaning of the words or is he just saying things to hear himself talk?
Seriously now. Isn't the bitchy popular girl already represented on shows like Gossip Girl and oh, I don't know, just about every other show on the CW? What's even stranger about this whole thing is Winona Ryder keeps spouting off about a Heather's sequel she insists is being made.
For the record, I'm a Veronica. This gives me a great group costume idea for Halloween this year though. Shoulder pads FTW!