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Heathers for TV?

Aug. 27, 2009by: Paul Tassi

Fox, Sony TV, let me ask you a question, how the hell are you going to make a HEATHERS TV show? When the plot of the movie was a not-so-secret duo of killers offing popular kids left and right, how exactly do you think that translates into a running series? Murder of the week? Suicide of the month? Or maybe a family friendly translation of just high school girls being mean to each other?

In any case, plans ARE going forward to bring HEATHERS to TV, and writers Mark Rizzo and Jenny Bicks have been brought on board with Lakeshore Entertainment, who owns the HEATHERS’ rights, producing. Their president, Gary Lucchesi, is excited about the project, “We had the title, and talked about doing a film remake at times…But doing it for TV seemed like a fresh and original idea."

You know what would be a fresh and original idea? A fresh and original idea. Prefereably one that wasn’t based on a vastly overrated ‘80s teen angst movie. Yeah that’s right, in my estimation, the original HEATHERS had a great concept, but shit execution. And don’t get me started on Christian Slater.

So what do you think about this? Are pumped to watch cheerleaders and jocks get killed by the show’s two leads every week?

Extra Tidbit: One thing and one thing only can save this already doomed project: Martha Dumptruck.
Source: Variety

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2:38PM on 08/27/2009

Great film...

... shitty site writer.
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3:06PM on 08/27/2009
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11:15AM on 08/27/2009
I LOVE MY DEAD GAY SON
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1:25PM on 08/29/2009

Fuck No

Heathers is one of my favourite movies of all time. To have it turned into a TV show is a god awful idea. They're going to butcher it so much any why why bother even calling it Heathers? Fans of the movie aren't going to tune in.
Heathers is one of my favourite movies of all time. To have it turned into a TV show is a god awful idea. They're going to butcher it so much any why why bother even calling it Heathers? Fans of the movie aren't going to tune in.
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4:12PM on 08/27/2009

nonononononono

wow, just when i thought things couldn't any dumber:). hollywood goes and totally unredeems itself. the reference should indicate how dumb this is.
wow, just when i thought things couldn't any dumber:). hollywood goes and totally unredeems itself. the reference should indicate how dumb this is.
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4:02PM on 08/27/2009

Good Lord...not another one

Like the film....but don't think this would translate well into a tv show. Just leave all the teen drama to 90210 and Melrose place brought back shows...PLEASE!!
Like the film....but don't think this would translate well into a tv show. Just leave all the teen drama to 90210 and Melrose place brought back shows...PLEASE!!
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3:27PM on 08/27/2009
Bad idea.

Gonna disagree with Paul on this...loved Heathers, including the execution, but can't agree on everything.
Bad idea.

Gonna disagree with Paul on this...loved Heathers, including the execution, but can't agree on everything.
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2:42PM on 08/27/2009

Not good

Before the Columbine tragedy maybe you could have pulled this off. How long will it take for for public pressure to can tis idea? What company would be crazy enough to sponsor it. This has to be a joke.
Before the Columbine tragedy maybe you could have pulled this off. How long will it take for for public pressure to can tis idea? What company would be crazy enough to sponsor it. This has to be a joke.
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