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Ryder belives in Heathers sequel

WinonaRyder.jpgWinona Ryder has been talking about a possible sequel Heathers, well actually we've been hearing of a sequel for some time, with Christian Slater talking about it too, in fact Ryder has been talking about it since 2006 and Slater soon afterwards.

Both are keen to reprise the roles and whenever the media ask them about it they're up for the film, and so when the media asks Ryder once again about the film, she's obviously saying positive thing about, more than that she says that the film is “in the works”.

Back in 2006 we first heard Winona Ryder talking about a Heathers sequel, and I'm sure she was talking about it before then to anyone who asked, but it was really back then when we started taking notice.

Christian Slater was the same, and back in 2006 he started talking about the film too, responding to Ryder's comments. Lately, in October 2008, he said:

Yeah, sometimes I see Winona and she's like, 'Are you ready to do Heathers 2?' And I'm like, 'Sure!' I would do it in a heartbeat. I would totally love to do that character again -- J.D. We'd have to have a scene in there where's he's watching The Shining or something, you know? We'd have to see that he's collected all of Nicholson's movies. Just to really make sense of it all. [Laughs] That would be like a dream come true for me. So we'll see -- if they want to put something together, I'd be thrilled.

So not only is she selling the idea of a Heathers sequel to us, she's doing it to the co-stars too.

Now speaking over in Empire through Digital Spy (with, of course, no link back to the source article again) she says:

“Whatever you hear, there is a sequel in the works. I swear to God...But for some reason Dan and Michael don't want to talk about it. I've been wanting to do a sequel forever.”

It seems that she's saying that despite the no comments we're hearing from the screenwriter and director of the original film, the sequel is really happening. She tells us once again that the return of the Christian Slater character will be as some form of Obi-Wan character.

Part of me thinks this is the ongoing wishful thinking she has and that she's really trying to get something happening with the film, and whether or not it's really going on in the background, you have to give her the credit for pushing forward with the idea.

Heathers 2, is there really a place for it? Even after all this time? Could it possibly be the same kind of story or will the requirement for modernisation change it into something almost unrecognisable?



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