I know that almost every time I write about an old movie or television show getting a reboot, spin-off, or sequel, I say that it’s one of my favs, but I really mean it this time. “Cruel Intentions” is seriously one of my favorite films and if it was a man I would propose to it, I love it that much, so you can understand my side eye that NBC has ordered a pilot to make a sequel to the 1999 cult film that kind of put Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair on the young Hollywood A list radar.
NBC’s pilot will follow the life of Bash Casey, the son of the late Sebastian Valmont (Phillippe) and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon). Bash finds his dad’s “hidden journal,” fans of the film know the type of stuff that’s in that journal, and is introduced “to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.” Auntie Kathryn, who Gellar played in the film, “vies for control of Valmont International” and has some plans for her nephew. No word of casting has been announced as yet, but I’m not feeling this. I wasn’t the feeling prequel with “Cruel Intentions 2,” so I already know this won’t do it for me.
The only thing kind of saving this sequel is that the original writer-director and producer from the film, Roger Kumble and Neal H. Moritz, are helping with the series along with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo who turned the film into a delightful musical parody ran in Los Angeles.
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