Sarah Michelle Gellar is glad the Brutal Intentions reboot was cancelled.
by Joshua Jones | published
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar recently spoke with The New York Times about why she allegedly decided to pass? cruel intentions Reboot for NBC. Peacock placed an order on the series in February 2016 but canceled the reboot in October of the same year. The actress initially signed on to reprise her role of Catherine Mertelli, but eventually dropped out.
“That was a totally crazy time. Nothing against NBC, but cruel intentions Direct streaming. The first day, I was like, ‘It’s not working.’ It’s not just a network show. And if it’s a network show, it ain’t mine cruel intentions, So, I was really grateful.”
cruel intentions The reboot is said to have happened 15 years after the 1999 film. The teen romantic comedy was directed by Roger Kumble and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Phillippe and Selma Blair. The small budget feature was chosen by Columbia Pictures.
cruel intentions The game of sexual conquest focuses on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character Katherine and Ryan Phillippe’s Sebastian. The film grossed $76 million at the box office on a budget of approximately $10.5 million. Since its release, the teen comedy has become a cult classic among cinematographers.
Based on reviews from 114 critics, the film currently holds 54% on Rotten Tomatoes. Legendary film critic Roger Ebert praised it upon first release, noting that it was “smart and ruthless of the original story”. Fox first tried to revive the project with its own television version. Manchester PrepA prequel series that didn’t have Sarah Michelle Gellar.
The prequel series only shot three episodes and never aired. It was eventually turned into a direct-to-video film called Brutal Intentions 2, Amy Adams plays Sarah Michelle Gellar as Katherine in the sequel.
after his role in cruel intentions, Sarah Michelle Gellar continued to appear in other projects. Perhaps one of her more famous roles was starring in the live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo and as Buffy Summers on the hit show vampire slayer, Geller played Daphne Blake.
IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, announced in October 2021 that they were developing their own take on cruel intentions, Phoebe Fisher and Sarah Goodman set to write the project for Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios. While Sarah Michelle Gellar was not announced to be joining the project at the time, the original film’s producer, Neil H. Moritz signed on as executive producer.
After weeks of talks, Sarah Michelle Gellar decided to sign the project to NBC. The actress confirmed the news on Instagram via an old picture of herself with Roger Kumble and Neil H. Moritz. While it seemed that everything was moving forward, the network decided not to proceed.
According to a 2016 report time limit, NBC walked away from the project, and Sony Pictures TV decided to buy it elsewhere. The report stated that NBC intended to run the series over the summer. However, the lengthy discussion about a reboot of the Sarah Michelle Gellar cult classic went nowhere.
In the original 1999 film, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Catherine Valmont International and Sebastian Valmont’s late brother, Bash, vie for control of Casey’s spirit. After discovering his late father’s legacy in a magazine, Bash is introduced to a world full of excess. In addition to having a direct-to-video sequel, a third film was also released in 2004.
new or not cruel intentions Beholds the light of day is yet to be seen. By now, fans of the original 1999 teen comedy know that Sarah Michelle Gellar will not be involved. The actress recently appeared in the Kevin Smith comedy clerk 3 and in netflix movie take revenge together strange things Star Maya Hawk.