No plans for a Heathers sequel

Pouring some cold water – or should that be drain cleaner? – on the endless Heathers sequel rumours, director Michael Lehmann now says it’s highly unlikely.

While Winona Ryder seems convinced it’ll eventually happen, Lehmann talked to Movieline and denied that so much as a treatment has been penned.

“Winona’s been talking about this for years — she brings it up every once in a while and Dan Waters and I will joke about it, but as far as I know there’s no script and no plans to do the sequel.

“I thought, ‘I don’t know, maybe they did this without me?’ But I got in touch with Dan Waters and he said he didn’t know anything about it. So I don’t think there’s any truth to it.”

Which is strange, since Waters, who wrote the original, has been linked with sequel scripts in the past.

And Lehmann, for his part, is also no fan of follow-ups either. “Generally, I don’t like sequels at all. If the movie’s good the first time, why bother?

"With something like The Matrix, for example, it feels like a trilogy, or with a comic-book movie, those movies were based on something that was created in a serial format.

“So a movie as specific as Heathers, which took place in a specific time and specific place and in which many of the characters got killed off, I never thought it made sense to see a sequel.”

We’re sure whoever owns the rights will consider it anyway – either as a sequel or a remake, but just not yet…

[Source: Movieline ]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.