‘Fatal Attraction’ TV Series Is Not Going to Be Ignored, Dan!
Paramount, like all Hollywood studios, loves a good reboot. This week they’ve got Terminator Genisys coming out, which reimagines the old James Cameron movie in a whole new light. Earlier this year they had a new version of The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg, and last summer they had a big hit with a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (a sequel’s now on its way). Lately, they’ve begun exploring ways to take their remaking ways to television; they’re working on a Shutter Island series based on the Martin Scorsese film and an American Gigolo show with producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The latest addition to their remake slate: Fatal Attraction, which is also headed to the small screen.
Deadline has the news. They say that this “reimagining will explore how a married man’s indiscretion comes back to haunt him.” That’s the basic premise of the 1987 original film by Adrian Lyne, which followed Michael Douglas’ character as he deals with the fallout of an affair with a beautiful but unstable woman played by Glenn Close. The movie made a staggering $320 million worldwide in 1987, the equivalent of almost $670 million today, and it’s remained a pop cultural icon for Glenn Close’s deranged behavior (the bunny!) and the classic line “I’m not going to be ignored Dan!” No wonder Paramount wants to bring the film to a whole new audience on television.
Deadline calls it an “event series,” so don’t expect an ongoing show about a woman systematically boiling pets all over the country. But do expect an intense psychological drama, followed by a ton of online thinkpieces.