Amazon Prepares A Reboot Series Of ‘Cruel Intentions’
At the end of the 90 ‘s Dangerous Friendships had already been immortalized by the cinema from the adaptation starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich , but Roger Kumble wanted to drink from it again for a somewhat heterodox version.
Cruel intentions arose from a modernization of the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos , with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe playing two evil stepbrothers who were subjected to their institute. Thanks to scenes like Gellar and Selma Blair’s kiss (conveniently parodied in Not Another Stupid American Movie), Kumble’s film became iconic, and attempts were made to give it a sequel. Cruel Intentions 2 arose from three episodes of a Fox series that did not receive a green light, released direct to video just as it happened with Cruel Intentions 3.
It was 2016 when NBC launched a sequel series that would feature the return of Gellar as Kathryn Merteuil, but the project ended up being canceled, and now it has been Amazon (via one of its subsidiaries, IMDb TV) that has decided to dare with a reboot in the form of a series of Cruel Intentions .
According to media such as Slash Film , this series will put aside the high school environment to take the misadventures of the stepbrothers to the university, where a serious incident during hazing puts the Merteuils (it is not clear if the last name will be kept) in serious problems that can only be solved with a convenient manipulation of those around them, all within a very exclusive elite school in Washington DC
Due to the nature of the project, it is not clear that the cast of the original film will return (where in addition to the aforementioned interpreters we found Reese Witherspoon, Tara Reid or Christine Baranski ), but IMDb TV seems to have found the right people to be in charge of developing the reboot .
These are Phoebe Fisher and Sara Goodman , signed as showrunners just as the latter is about to premiere on Amazon its own reboot series of I Know What You Did Last Summer , scheduled for November 12 . In regards to the new cruel intentionsCast members, much less a release date, has yet to be grounded out.