Heathers television series
Wynona Ryder has been speaking the truth all this time, there has indeed been a move to make something of the 1989 Heathers film starring Christian Slater and Winona Ryder, but it just never made it, and finally, after all these years of talking, the secret is out, Heathers is making a comeback.
However this isn't a film, it's a television series. Yes, Heathers and the City is coming.
Mark Rizzo is the one to adapt the original film to the television series, and to try and make a decent story of the idea, and will get some assistance from Jenny Bicks, a writer on Sex and the City according to Variety.
The original film told the story of Veronica trying to join the in-crowd of the “it” girls at school, who named themselves Heather. However when she meets J.D., the rebel of the school, she finds a different way of life, and around her the “Heathers” are being murdered one by one, disguised as suicides.
According to Gary Lucchesi, from Lakeshore the company with the rights, they had been thinking about it for a little while.
”We had the title, and talked about doing a film remake at times...But doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea.”
You know it's been great speculating about a Heathers remake or sequel, but it's another thing actually seeing it happen. I'm none too convinced about the idea myself, although there's part of me that thinks perhaps there's a possibility to make something that does stand up well.
Imagine the idea put into a modern high school in America, pulling in modern issues, and keeping that dark humour. I don't know if it will work, but there's certainly plenty of time passed since the original film.
However it's pretty clear that there won't be Ryder or Slater other than in cameo roles, they won't be the main focus of the series, surely.