‘She’s All That’ Is Getting An Official Remake Produced By Spike Lee’s Wife

04.08.15 2 years ago 47 Comments

Have you ever seen a more painfully 90s trailer than this?

She’s All That is getting an official remake from Miramax and The Weinstein Company. I say “official,” because it’s been remade in everything but name at least 10 times since 1999, including being parodied in Not Another Teen Movie, and was already basically a remake of Can’t Buy Me Love in the first place (“Pygmalion-inspired” my ass). Anyway, now Spike Lee’s wife, Tonya Lee Lewis, is producing one, to be directed by Kenny Leon, who is very handsome.

Kenny Leon will direct the remake, which Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, will produce under her Tonik Productions banner. Miramax will also produce the remake, having released the original 1999 movie, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide.

“She’s All That” followed a high school jock (Prinze) who makes a bet that he can turn a shy art student into his high school’s prom queen. The remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.

With its theme of physical transformation, it should come as no surprise that “She’s All That” was based on “My Fair Lady,” and thus, “Pygmalion.”

Yeah, definitely My Fair Lady and Pygmalion, with just a smidge of Nabokov and a pinch of Matthew Lillard. (*wanks dismissively, re-frosts tips*)

Leon and Lee previously worked together on the Hallmark Channel’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” which starred Wood Harris, Anika Noni Rose, David Alan Grier and Shameik Moore.

Leon previously directed the “Steel Magnolias” remake starring Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Jill Scott and Phylicia Rashad. [TheWrap, The Tracking Board]

Well sure, it sounds like a winning business proposition. Make it for $5 million and cast a couple of hot teens, or more likely early 20-somethings pretending to be teens, and you got yourself a hit. It probably won’t win any awards, but at the very least, The Wrap deserves some recognition for getting through that entire report without ever using the word “urban.”

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