Sixteen years after its original release, teen classic She’s All That is taking off its ‘90s glasses, shaking out its ‘90s ponytail and getting a 2015/16 makeover. Excuse me, is this a bet? Is this a FUCKING bet?
Maybe! The Wrap reports:
Kenny Leon will direct the remake, which Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will produce under her Tonik Productions banner. Miramax will also produce the remake, having released the original 1999 movie, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. Weinstein Co. executive Julie Rapaport will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
The remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.
In other words, this will be what 2003’s Love Don’t Cost a Thing was to 1987’s Can’t Buy Me Love—same story, but a whole lot less white. (The original She’s All That boasts cast members Usher, Lil’ Kim and Dulé Hill, but all three had minor roles.)
After a fan reached out to She’s All That star Freddie Prinze, Jr. on Twitter, writing, “You know, just Hollywood running out of ideas one more time. But what’s new?,” Prinze responded:
Yeah, sure would be nice if they gave a shot to someone else’s reworking of Pygmalion (the inspiration behind every teen movie over the past two decades, She’s All That included), but a copy of a copy is what we’re stuck with. Might as well celebrate with a perfectly synchronized prom dance.
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