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Cruel Intentions series in the works for IMDb TV… in the latest effort to adapt the original 1999 film

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Another effort is underway to turn the 1999 teen romantic drama film Cruel Intentions into a series; this time for IMDb TV.

Coming about five years after NBC passed on a sequel series, this latest pilot will be written by Phoebe Fisher (Euphoria) and Sara Goodman (original Gossip Girl), while Neal H. Moritz (Fast & Furious franchise), who is the original Cruel Intentions movie, is among the executive producers, according to TVLine.

While there is no cast attached to the new project, the potential series is set in Washington, DC, and centers on two ruthless step-siblings who will do anything to stay at the top of the Greek life hierarchy in their elite school. .

Series Adaptation: Another attempt to turn the 1999 romantic teen drama film Cruel Intentions into a series is underway for IMDb TV; the original film, starring Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Selma Blair, has become a cult classic over the years

As the story progresses, a brutal hazing incident threatens the entire Panhellenic system, and they will do whatever it takes to preserve their power and reputation, including seducing the daughter of the Vice President of the United States.

Cruel Intentions was based on Choderlos de Laclos’ novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was first made into the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as young unknowns Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves. .

The 1999 film adaptation tells the story of stepbrother and sister Sebastian and Kathryn – played by Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar – who make a bet to seduce Annette – played by Reese Witherspoon – into falling in love with him.

New Iteration: While there is no cast associated with the new project, the potential series is set in Washington, DC, and centers on two ruthless step siblings who will do anything to join their elite at the top of the Greek life hierarchy to stay high school

New Iteration: While there is no cast associated with the new project, the potential series is set in Washington, DC, and centers on two ruthless step siblings who will do anything to join their elite at the top of the Greek life hierarchy to stay high school

Initially, Cruel Intentions, which also starred Selma Blair, received mixed reviews from critics, but it would go on to become a breakthrough in 1999, grossing $75.9 million at the worldwide box office on a $10.5 million budget.

And over the years, the film, written and directed by Roger Kumble, has enjoyed longevity with audiences, both old and news, by becoming a cult classic.

This new iteration is just one of many attempts to tweak Cruel Intentions.

First: Cruel Intentions was based on the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was first made into the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as young unknowns Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves.

First: Cruel Intentions was based on the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which was first made into the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer, as well as young unknowns Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves.

In 2016, NBC commissioned a sequel series to take place 16 years after the events of the film, with Gellar returning as Kathryn. But in the end, the pilot didn’t get a series order and couldn’t find a home anywhere else.

Many years earlier, in 1999, Fox attempted to create a prequel series entitled Manchester Prep. But again, the project would eventually be scrapped, but not before three of the produced episodes were turned into a direct-to-video movie, Cruel Intentions 2, which was released in 2001.

There would also be a DTV sequel, Cruel Intentions 3, in 2004.

Recreating the magic: There have been several attempts to adapt Cruel Intentions into a series, including one by NBC in 2016 and one by Fox in 1999;  the original film was a bona fide hit, grossing $75.9 million at the worldwide box office on a $10.5 million budget

Recreating the magic: There have been several attempts to adapt Cruel Intentions into a series, including one by NBC in 2016 and one by Fox in 1999; the original film was a bona fide hit, grossing $75.9 million at the worldwide box office on a $10.5 million budget

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