As Hollywood studios continue to plumb their archives in search of beloved TV series and films to reboot, Sony Pictures has come across a Brat Pack classic that’s ripe for reviving: “St. Elmo’s Fire”.
The 1985 film, about a group of recent college graduates who grapple with the new responsibilities of adulthood, was panned by critics but became a modest success at the box office. Nevertheless, “St. Elmo’s Fire” eventually became something of an era-defining cult favourite thanks to its cast, comprised of some of Hollywood’s hottest young actors — Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Judd Hirsh, Andrew McCarthy, Mare Winningham, Ally Sheedy and Demi Moore — dubbed by the press as the Brat Pack.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the potential series is described as “a modern adaptation of the feature film that showcases a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood.”
As THR reminds, this isn’t the first attempt at rebooting “St. Elmo’s Fire”; back in 2009, Columbia Pictures developed a sequel, using the original film as the jumping-off point to introduce a brand new group of friends (Topher Grace was reportedly among the stars attached). However, that reboot never made it off the ground.
Feel free to celebrate the news by taking a 90-second trip down Memory Lane by watching the original trailer: