10 Things I Hate About You Spinoff
the ’90s teen rom com gets a revamp!
You might like your Sketchers. You might love your Prada backpack. But even though we'll always agree with Bianca that both are great, those things don't make us feel quite as happy as hearing that 10 Things I Hate About You is now getting a second life.
Word circulated online last week that the teen flick's spinoff--which has been postponed several times the past few years--is officially back on! Even better, it's starring Evan Rachel Wood and directed by Gil Junger, the man behind the 1999 original. Named 10 Things I Hate About Life, the dark comedy reportedly follows a boy and a girl who meet just before they're about to commit suicide, but fall in love and change their plans accordingly.
Junger says not to expect a sequel to Julia Styles and Heath Ledger's roles as Kat and Patrick; rather, the plotline is just an advancement of the Taming of the Shrew-inspired tale. And even though it will be tough to top the all-star cast (it doesn't get better than Ledger, Styles, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, and Andrew Keegan), this news is still undeniably awesome.
Not much more is known, besides the fact that according to IMDB Billy Campbell, Janet Montgomery, and Thomas McDonel also star (we're thinking he's the love interest...). To tide you over until the film finally hits theaters, here are 10 things we want to see in the 10 Things 2.0.
Tons of quotable lines. "I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"
Hair. Lots of hair. Between Heath Ledger's wavy locks, Julia Stiles' long mane, Larisa Oleynik's little barettes, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's floppy adorableness, the characters' hairstyles played a supporting role.
Mean one-liners. Here's hoping Evan Rachel Wood can deliver lines with the same coldheartedness as Stiles.
A great best friend. Because every Bianca needs a Chastity (played by Gabrielle Union).
A killer soundtrack, since we're still obsessed with The Cardigans, Save Ferris and Sister Hazel (at least secretly).
An overprotective dad like Mr. Stratford.
An epic sing and dance scene, like this one.
A prom/party/rave with that's just as heartwarming as this one
A resurgence of crochet and 16 inch chain necklaces--two of the '90s greatest fashion trends.