NBC has reportedly made a “script commitment plus penalty” deal for a series that follows the characters first seen in a hit 1989 romantic comedy.
“Fire up the boomboxes,” writes our good friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com in another of her scoops. “ ‘Say Anything…,’ one of the definitive Generation X movies, is being revisited as a series for Generation Y’s. The single-camera comedy, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, whose film studio sibling produced the 1989 Cameron Crowe movie, has received a script commitment plus penalty from NBC. Justin Adler (‘Better Off Ted’) is writing the project, which is set a decade after the events in the movie, and will executive produce with Kaplan.
The original movie starred John Cusack and Ione Skye, the daughter of popular 1960s-era singer Donovan. According to Wikipedia, “In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked ‘Say Anything…’ as the greatest modern movie romance.”
The Wikipedia entry adds that the late film critic Roger Ebert once called “Say Anything…” “one of the best films of the year — a film that is really about something, that cares deeply about the issues it contains — and yet it also works wonderfully as a funny, warm-hearted romantic comedy.”
To read more details about the “Say Anything” follow-up series, please click on the link above, which will take you to Andreeva’s original article.