The 1999 sleeper hit She’s All That did more than just launch the careers of teen heartthrob Freddie Prinze Jr. and cool-girl Rachel Leigh Cooke, it also grossed about $100 million in box office profits.
To Hollywood, which is apparently going through a bit of a dry spell as far as fresh plotlines go, that means minimal screenwriting work and maximum profits, especially considering that the original She’s All That film is not even an wholly original story. It’s actually based on 1938’s Pygmalion and 1964’s My Fair Lady.
But let’s be honest, most of us love a good remake, especially when it brings us back to high school days.
Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, has reportedly signed on to produce the project, with Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) set to direct. Miramax, which produced the original film, will supposedly also facilitate the remake, although they’ve denied that there’s currently a deal in place.