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Fox plans to remake Fatal Attraction as a TV series

As networks turn to their back catalogue of titles for inspiration, the movie-to-TV remake is becoming more of a common occurrence. Today there's another property joining the ranks, as THR reports that Fatal Attraction has been earmarked for the small screen treatment. Fox has now decided to transform its '80s thriller into a short-order event series, in cahoots with Paramount Television.

At this stage, the show has only received a script commitment - which means if the script's good they'll shoot a pilot, and if that's good there's a full series on the cards. As expected a second season will be ordered if the show's a hit.

The only talent attached so far is Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, who previously inked scripts for Mad Men. The pair will write what's described as "a reimagining of the iconic thriller, in which a married man’s indiscretion comes back to haunt him."

The 1987 movie directed by Adrian Lyne starred Michael Douglas as an unfaithful husband whose extra marital affair (Glenn Close) comes back to terrorise him. Well, not him, his daughter's pet bunny. It'll be interesting to see how the show updates the premise for modern audiences, although we suppose rabbits never really went out of style.

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Gem Seddon
Gem is GR+'s west coast entertainment news reporter. She’s a bit obsessed with all things Aliens and Terminator.