A 'Clueless' Remake Is in the Works
"Ugh, as if!"
As Deadline reports, the 1995 satirical ode to spoiled rich kids in Beverly Hills is the latest cult classic being tapped for a remake.
Paramount is housing the rework, with Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver producing and Glow writer Marquita Robinson working on the script.
The original film was written and directed by Amy Heckerling, and starred up-and-comers at the time like Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and Donald Faison.
Sure, the original film was technically an adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel Emma, but that hasn't stopped fans of the 1995 movie from taking to Twitter in its defence (and to appreciate the ageless wonder that is Paul Rudd).
See some of the reaction below.
They're remaking Clueless.— Hazel Hayes (@TheHazelHayes) October 26, 2018
Just fucking kill me now and be done with it.
How clueless do you have to be to remake Clueless Siri send tweet— Laura Studarus (@Laura_Studarus) October 25, 2018
why do we need a remake of everything? Clueless is a classic let's leave it as is!!!!! pic.twitter.com/gfIWQMUKux— 🕸🕷SP00KY IC0N 🕷🕸 (@Ic0n_2) October 25, 2018
If you're gonna be upset that a Clueless remake was announced you'd better get real upset about the other 8 million adaptations of Jane Austen's Emma or it doesn't count.— 💀👻Mikey Ooo'Scary👻💀 (@MichaelROLeary) October 25, 2018
As someone whose voicemail alert is Cher saying, "Ugh! As if," I'd like to note my opposition to the Clueless remake. Besides, my vegan sister @AliciaSilv & Paul Rudd still look exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/o7yljR136I— 🧟♂️DowneyOfTheDead🧟♀️ (@ryandowney) October 25, 2018
Paul Rudd should still play a 19-year-old. https://t.co/xImtRLf6Ib— Eugene Mirman (@EugeneMirman) October 26, 2018
I will only accept a CLUELESS remake if I get to play Cher and Paul Rudd gets to play Josh— CANDYMANI (@ManiLazic) October 25, 2018
The one good thing about the Clueless remake is that they can cast Paul Rudd in the same role— Phil de Semlyen (@PhildeSemlyen) October 26, 2018
There's a CLUELESS remake in early development at Paramount and I really think Paul Rudd could reprise his role as a college freshman since he hasn't aged a day.— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) October 25, 2018
In other Clueless news, the film is also being adapted for the stage, with an Off Broadway rendition of the story opening on December 11 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York.