Hollywood is completely out of ideas, as we know, so they're continuing to dig through the attic for old stuff to spruce up. Here's the news on two new remakes, plus some other showbiz tidbits.
Bravo, the nation's chief purveyor of middle-aged women with drinking problems, is trying to get into the scripted television game, so they've chosen to develop the movie Heathers, the great, midnight-black cult hit 1988 comedy, into a TV series.
We can all breathe a sigh of relief and get out of this corner (we said they couldn't put us there, but they did) because Lionsgate has announced that they're shelving their planned reboot/remake of seminal 1987 dance film Dirty Dancing, which was to be a musical, until 2014. So we have some time!
The Munsters is being remade as a serious hour-long drama. What other old sitcoms can we revive in dramatic fashion?
Plus: Elton John's life could soon be a non-linear, brightly colored movie
Plus: Paul Greengrass keeps the topical thrillers coming
Have a story we missed? A link we have to click? A sharp opinion about the news? Instead of waiting for us to post it, tell us on the Open Wire.Submit your news and ideas | See all reader posts