If ever there was a film that really took the whole “let’s watch two hot chicks kiss” phenomenon to the next level, it’d be Wild Things (1998), in which Denise Richards defined cheesy late 90s hotness (so much so that Charlie Sheen married her). Director John McNaughton hasn’t done much in recent years, and as we’ve learned in the past, that’s the best time to talk to directors, because they say crazy things. Wild things, even.
McNaughton tells Hollywood.com that he and screenwriter Stephen Peters, who wrote the original as well as direct-to-DVD sequels Wild Things 2 and Wild Things: Diamonds in the Rough, are working on another Wild Things movie.
“It’s not one of the sequels, but about their children,” he says. OK, that sounds odd, but just wait. It gets real crazy. “Do you know the Amanda Knox case? It’s something like that. Something that’s like the child of Suzie Toller [Campbell’s character], she claimed that Matt Dillon‘s [character] had raped her a long time ago and maybe there is a child and maybe Bill Murray‘s character had a child and they’re exchange students and things get out of hand. We’re calling it Wild Child Things.” [Hollywood.com]
I’ll be honest with you here, I totally didn’t remember that Bill Murray was in Wild Things. For those unfamiliar with the Amanda Knox case, Knox was an American studying in Italy who was convicted of killing and sexually assaulting her British roommate with help from her Italian boyfriend. She spent four years of a 26-year-sentence in prison before her conviction was overturned in 2011. And hey, nothing like a real-life murder to sex up a softcore lesbo movie, right? I don’t know what I like better, the idea of someone trying to make this film, or the idea of them trying to buy the domain “WildChildThings.com.” I’d click to see if that’s a real site, but I don’t want to go to jail.
I heard Bill Murray snuck up behind Amanda Knox right before her first murder trial and whispered “no on will ever believe you…”