We can already hear the haunting tune of Counting Crow’s “Colorblind”! According to reports, the 1999 romantic drama “Cruel Intentions,” which won audiences over with its twisted and seductive plot, is potentially being adapted for TV by NBC.
Variety confirmed the exciting news, revealing that the forthcoming “Cruel Intentions” sequel, which will be directed by the movie’s original writer-director Roger Kumble, may hit the small screen next fall. Although the series, which was recently turned into a musical parody, won’t feature cast members from the ‘90s flick, the series will focus on the storyline of Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette’s (Reese Witherspoon) 16-year-old son, Bash Casey, and follow him on his journey for answers after uncovering his late father’s journal.
Yep, that’s right… the star-crossed lovers apparently succeeded in getting pregnant during the one time they had sex in the original movie -- even though it wasn’t disclosed in the film that Annette was pregnant. But we have to admit, we would have loved if that sweet tidbit was added in the film seeing as though audiences could have used a little light after such a dark tragedy.
“Cruel Intentions” concluded on a heart-breaking note. After breaking things off with Annette, in fear that Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) would ruin the reputation of his true love, Sebastian learns that it was his step-sister’s plot all along to have him end his relationship with the hopeless romantic. This results in a major blow out between the two, prompting Kathryn to conjure up her most vengeful scheme yet. She calls Ronald (Sean Patrick Thomas) and falsely accuses her stepbrother of hitting her.
While Ronald begins his hunt for the alleged abuser, Sebastian begs Annette for her forgiveness, unveiling the whole truth behind their relationship and Kathryn's involvment. Reluctant to believe Sebastian, she refuses his apologies. This leaves Sebastian with no choice but to send his journal to Annette, which details every manipulative scheme created by his evil stepsister and divulges his true feelings for her.
While on his way home, Sebastian encounters Ronald who confronts him in the street. The two begin fighting, which is when Annette shows up. She attempts to break up the brawl but gets thrown into oncoming traffic. In a self-sacrificing act, Sebastian pushes her to a safety, resulting in his own demise. Before Sebastian’s last breath, the two are able to profess their love for one another while Ronald, who learns Kathryn had lied to him, notifies help.
But unfortunately, Sebastian couldn’t be saved. In the final scene of “Cruel Intentions” Cecile (Selma Blair) hands copies of Sebastian’s journal, which Annette turned into a book, during his funeral. This unveils the monster that Kathryn is, humiliating Sebastian’s devious stepsister, who was caught with drugs in her rosary. The movie concludes with Annette driving away in Sebastian’s car with his journal beside her – and apparently, his child in her belly.
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