In high school, it always seems like there’s one person who “has it all.” But, as the seminal ’90s teen film She’s All That taught us, sometimes even the most popular kid in school is missing one thing: true love. Now, Generation Z will get to experience what happens when one bet can turn a nerd into the prom queen and how that bet can (almost) ruin an unexpected relationship because, according to TheWrap, She’s All That is getting a remake.
TheWrap reports that the Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing the project, with Kenny Leon as director and Tonya Lewis Lee (Spike Lee’s wife) as producer, but Miramax has denied that there is a deal at the current moment. The Weinstein Company has yet to comment.
According to Us Magazine, Freddie Prinze Jr. (the movie’s original leading dreamboat) responded to a fan’s tweet that said, “You know, just Hollywood running out of ideas one more time. But what’s new?” with “Tough for writers with original scripts.” (The tweet appears to have since been deleted.) “Writers have tons of original scripts,” he elaborated in a tweet to this article. “Decision makers want built-in audience only. Nothing a writer can do.”
If this remake does happen, it would certainly be interesting to see how the film, which originally grossed $100 million, would translate to 2015. Would Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook) begin their relationship with a series of texts? Would Laney’s big makeover include fixing a bad hair dye job? Would she eventually realize that she could do way better than a superficial jock and be fully actualized as a contemporary feminist icon?!