One of the great teen comedies of all time, “Clueless” came along at the perfect moment. In the mid-1990s, the genre had all but tanked. It had been years since John Hughes worked with teen comedies, and he had moved on to telling stories like “National Lampoon‘s Christmas Vacatation” instead. Other films tried to revive the genre, but it was not really working. Then, Amy Heckerling brought a Jane Austen back to high school, adapting “Emma” with young teens. “Clueless” revived the genre, with dozens of copycat films releasing over the next five years. Still, it remains one of the very best teen comedies ever made. A little over twenty years later, and Paramount is now looking at a remake.
According to Deadline, the potential remake will come from the team behind “Girls Trip” from 2017. Tracy Oliver will produce the remake, and “G.L.O.W.” writer Marquita Robinson will write the screenplay. The concept may have some behind-the-camera veterans attached, but Deadline cautions this is still very early in the process. They even float the idea that some of the older characters could return for the new film. With a cast that boats Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, and more, there is certainly potential.
For those afraid about the sanctity of the property, do not fret. After all, “Clueless” has already been adapted twice since the film’s release. From 1996 to 1999, the “Clueless” TV show continued the story of Cher Horowitz. The show was eventually canceled but made it three seasons. Currently, “Clueless, the Musical” is set for an off-Broadway production this Fall. Interest in the property is high, and that means the property may find itself as an upcoming reboot.