Slater signs for Heathers 2

We desperately want to love the sound of Heathers 2, there’s a longing in certain bits of us that can’t wait to see it transform the soggy careers of it’s stars and reinstate them as the epitome of chain-smoking, clique-busting cool – but there’s a part of us that just isn’t sure it’s going to recapture that magic.

So it’s with mixed emotions that we announce Christian Slater’s involvement in the Daniel Waters-scribbled re-visit to the greatest teen-movie antidote of all time.

“I don't know how much is official,” Winona Ryder told Entertainment Weekly . “But it takes place in Washington and Christian Slater agreed to come back and make an Obi-Wan-type appearance. It's very funny.”

Ryder was, of course, Slater’s original co-star and has confirmed she signed on for Heathers 2. The first flick was a guillotine-sharp black comedy about two outcast high school students (Slater and Ryder) who’ve had enough of the pretentious cheerleader cliques that dominate their lives. So they go on a killing spree, setting up each slaughter as a suicide.

We’ve decided we’re going to be positive and hope that Heathers 2 is a cracker that gives The Slater the re-birth he deserves.

Heathers 2 is slated to shoot sometime next year.

Source: ( EW )