Ultimate '90s Teen Movie 'She's All That' May Be Getting A Remake
Guys, ultimate '90s teen movie She's All That is reportedly getting the remake treatment. Cue in Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me."
Sources told the Wrap that the Weinstein Company and Miramax are joining forces to bring back the iconic teen romance flick starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, is producing the reboot, and Kenny Leon, who helmed the 2012 Steel Magnolias TV movie remake starring Queen Latifah, is directing.
There may be some of us screaming inside why there's any need to remake She's All That. It's a perfect time capsule of the teen hits of the late '90s (remember 10 Things I Hate About You, too?), and had its time and place. Prinze Jr. might feel the same way. When someone tweeted to him about the reboot, he replied:
@lanniesmiles tough for writers with original scripts— Freddie Prinze Jr (@RealFPJr) April 8, 2015
She's All That, which is an amalgamation of My Fair Lady and Pygmalion, follows a kind of ridiculous premise about how the popular high school jock Zack (Prinze Jr.) places a bet that he can turn any girl on campus into a prom queen. That's where the dorky and "ugly" Laney (Cook) steps in:
And after Zack makes her get out of her artsy clothes and glasses, she's suddenly a bonafide babe:
And then there was the pretty big-name supporting cast including the late Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Gabrielle Union, Kieran Culkin, Lil' Kim, and Usher. Remember when Usher got everyone at the prom to dance in a synchronized routine to Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank" in the movie? Pure hilarity and totally like high school life.
We guess the '90s are really back, and maybe saying someone's "all that" might come back into style. She's All That isn't the only '90s teen flick to get a reboot. The remake of horror-thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer is in the works as well, and slated to hit theaters in 2016.