In one of its first buys of the pitch season, NBC is developing an adaptation of the 1985 feature film “St. Elmo’s Fire,” Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.
“Written by ‘Drop Dead Diva’ creator Josh Berman, the updated ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ will showcase a group of close friends struggling with career, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood,” Andreeva reports, adding: “Berman executive produces through his Osprey Prods., alongside Chris King. Sony Pictures Television, whose feature sibling Columbia Pictures produced the 1985 movie, is the studio. The project has a script commitment from the network.”
The original movie, co-written and directed by Joel Schumacher, featured an ensemble cast that included Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham.
“Despite lukewarm reception by critics, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ became a commercial success and an enduring popular culture staple that has crossed generations,” Andreeva notes.