As Hollywood’s reboot frenzy continues, the latest beloved film to be dusted off and updated for a new generation is “Clueless”, the hit 1995 comedy written and directed by Amy Heckerling.
As reported by Deadline, Paramount is looking to refresh the property, with writers Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”) and Marquita Robinson (“GLOW”) attached to write the screenplay.
Loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma, the original followed the high school adventures of fashionably shallow teen Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and her equally affluent friends.
As Deadline points out, the film is still in the early stages of development, so it’s not known if the project will be an entirely fresh take on the original featuring a new cast of actors, or whether the original stars will reprise their original roles.
The former would seem more likely, given an interview that Silverstone gave to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” this summer, when he asked if there were any plans for “a ‘Clueless 2’ or a reboot.”
“Amy Heckerling has made it very clear she does not want to do another one,” Silverstone declared.
A new movie isn’t the only “Clueless” project in development. Heckerling is bringing her story to the stage as a musical, with Dove Cameron (NBC’s “Hairspray: The Musical”) cast as Cher.
“Clueless, The Musical” will debut off-Broadway on Nov. 20, with the limited run set to end on Jan. 12, 2019.