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Fatal Attraction to be remade as a television event series on FOX

07.01.2015

If there is a term that is more played out than reboot it is event series. In recent years, networks have begun to produce single season runs of shows with closed storylines to try and gain viewers unwilling to commit to a multi-season series. It worked for Fargo and True Detective which have taken an anthology approach similar to FX's American Horror Story. While some, like FOX's Wayward Pines, have not lived up to their projected ratings, that isn't stopping the networks from trying again and again.

Deadline reports that they next film to get rebooted will be Adrian Lyne's 1988 bunny boiling thriller FATAL ATTRACTION. While that film was a box office hit and kick-started an entire sub-genre, it is not immune from being reimagined. The new series, which currently has no cast or directors attached, will follow the same plot of a married man whose affair comes back to haunt him in murderous ways.

Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer were excellent in the original movie which was very sexual in nature. How that will translate to network television is anyone's guess. But, I wouldn't be surprised if FOX tried to do something with the series and flip the genders of the protagonists or even their ethnicity. You know, for ratings. Whatever they do, this is another in a long line of ideas that seems to stem from it being cheaper to remake something familiar to audiences rather than try to come up with an original idea.

Assuming this goes forward, who would you see taking over the lead roles?

Source: Deadline

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2:06AM on 07/02/2015
Ugh, no.
Ugh, no.
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7:29PM on 07/01/2015
I hope this works because I really enjoyed the original movie. However, I hope it's not a dud like the two parts Rosemary's Baby miniseries. That was so bad and pointless.
I hope this works because I really enjoyed the original movie. However, I hope it's not a dud like the two parts Rosemary's Baby miniseries. That was so bad and pointless.
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4:37PM on 07/01/2015
If the genders remain the same, I bet that Alex wins this time. That change-up would match popular literature's current aesthetic. It would also make the Fatal Attraction story new in a way. And, not everyone has seen The Last Seduction, so some viewers could feel empowered as they did after that movie.

Most likely, I shall not watch this new Fatal Attraction. Fox would have to give me a reason to.
If the genders remain the same, I bet that Alex wins this time. That change-up would match popular literature's current aesthetic. It would also make the Fatal Attraction story new in a way. And, not everyone has seen The Last Seduction, so some viewers could feel empowered as they did after that movie.

Most likely, I shall not watch this new Fatal Attraction. Fox would have to give me a reason to.
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3:43PM on 07/01/2015

Who in their right mind would announce this right after...

... the premiere of A DEADLY ADOPTION?! That's like when the EVIL DEAD remake came out after THE CABIN IN THE WOODS! Anyway, FATAL ATTRACTION is copied more often than every other movie, so I don't see the point in a remake.
... the premiere of A DEADLY ADOPTION?! That's like when the EVIL DEAD remake came out after THE CABIN IN THE WOODS! Anyway, FATAL ATTRACTION is copied more often than every other movie, so I don't see the point in a remake.
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