No, I'm not "pulling your dick."
The 1988 Winona Ryder and Christian Slater cult hit Heathers is joining the nostalgic throng of classics currently getting the reboot treatment for TV and fans of the movie might be dubious about licking this baby up.
For those who haven't seen the original, the narrative of Heathers follows an Ohio-based high school clique comprising of three sadistic mean girls named Heather and their fourth companion Veronica (Ryder). Although Veronica is appalled by the Heathers' reign of social terror, she keeps her opinions to herself until she falls for sarcastic rebel J.D., and together they work to restore the pecking order via a series of staged suicides.
You can watch the movie trailer below:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, TV Land is putting its own twist on the black comedy, which will be set in present day:
It features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers — only this time the outcasts have become high school royalty. Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) is a black lesbian; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath; and Heather Chandler (Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck.
Heather Chandler has a body like Martha Dumptruck? Something tells me H.C OG wouldn't be too happy about that. Then again, as Veronica Sawyer says:
Well, que sera, sera!
The "comedic anthology" is written by Jason Micallef (Butter) and is said to be similar to FX's Fargo. One has to hope that the Viacom-owned cable network hasn't gone and eaten a brain tumor for breakfast, though, as this incarnation marks the third time the movie has been rebooted for the small screen.
Are you ready for a 'Heathers' TV reboot?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter