So as is the trend in Hollywood now a days they are taking a beloved movie and turning it into a TV show. Now this is nothing new, anyone remember Honey I shrunk the kids?
Or Weird Science?
Or the greatest show of all time?
Or even modern shows like Limitless.
So should we be surprised when they announced a show based off of Cruel Intentions. Now they want to go the Limitless route and make it a sequel to the movie. The original movie, not the unrelated sequels. Now was the movie good? It was amazing, not the least of which was Sarah Michelle Geller. She was amazing in the film. Sexy, smart and you were hard pressed to take your eyes off of her.
Now the show wants to take place all this time after the film, well if you want to tie it together you have to bring in someone from the movie, who better than Sarah Michelle Geller. She has just announced that she has signed onto do the show. Now if you remember the show she was the step sister to Sebastian and from what I can gather the show will follow his son.
Now I don't about everyone else but I've made it clear how I feel about remakes. We have too many of them. No original ideas seem to come out anymore. Everything is either a remake, a spinoff or a sequel. Wasn't there a time when we had original ideas? A time when we could create new stories from ideas that weren't created long ago?
Now yes I know that there are only three stories ever created; man vs self, man vs man, and man vs nature. But upon those themes you can create almost anything. There is no real limit to what we can create, so why don't we create new things? Why do we keep going back to the well, bleeding it dry? Maybe that is all we have left, I can only hope that I am wrong.
Now I know that seems like I'm not into the idea of this show, but hey I am. I love Sarah Michelle Geller and I loved Cruel Intentions. If this movie does the movie justice and creates an interesting new story in that world than I will gladly jump on that ride. After all some times unlikely sequels can turn out amazing. I mean just check out the limitless TV show.