NBC is creating a Cruel Intentions TV pilot.Hollywood must be running out of ideas. Following a reboot of several TV shows and movies, NBC is creating a TV pilot for a Cruel Intentions TV series. NBC's Cruel Intentions reboot will take place 15 years after the 1999 movie left off, according to The Hollywood Reporter. From THR:
NBC's Cruel Intentions picks up more than 15 years after the 1999 movie left off. The drama follows the beautiful and cunning Kathryn Merteuil (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar in the film) as she vies for control of Valmont International as well as the soul of Bash Casey, son of her brother, the late Sebastian Valmont, and Annette Hargrove. Upon discovering his late father’s legacy in a hidden journal, Bash is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption he never could have imagined.The sequel, which was picked up by NBC in October, comes from the writer-director of the original Cruel Intentions movie, Roger Kumble. Cruel Intentions is the latest movie-to-TV adpatation to land a pilot order this season. The show joins CBS' Drew, based on the Nancy Drew character from the mystery book series, and Training Day, which also takes place 14 years after the original movie. Also, Fox's The Exorcist and NBC's Taken prequel series are also being made into TV pilots. However, just because it's a reboot doesn't mean it's a success. This TV season has featured several movie-to-TV reboots, including Fox's now-canceled Minority Report. But, CBS' Limitless has performed extremely well in the ratings.