The teenaged Fatal Attraction is being revisited as Hollywood deals with its approach to the #MeToo movement. Universal Pictures will remake the 1996 cult psychological thriller Fear. The screenplay will be written by Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman. The Fear remake which will tell the story from a female perspective, according to Deadline.
The original Fear stars Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen, Alyssa Milano and Amy Brenneman. It was directed by James Foley and written by Christopher Crowe. The film revolves around an enthusiastic young man whose life is ruined by the perfect upper-middle class family even after offering to help his girlfriend’s father with household chores.
Wahlberg was nominated for the Best Villain prize at the MTV Movie Awards for his sensitive portrayal of David, who found Witherspoon’s Nicole very tasty. The new version is being produced by Brian Grazer, who produced the original.
Herman was recently hired to adapt the novel Bloodlines, by Melissa Del Bosque, for a film by Universal that will star Channing Tatum and Michael De Luca. He did a rewrite on the upcoming Scarface remake, which looks like it will be directed by Antoine Fuqua. Herman also adapted Chris Pavone’s novel The Travelers for Amblin Partner. He also adapted the book Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead for a TV documentary for Amazon.
You can watch the trailer for the original film here:
All other details are being kept under wraps for now. We will update as we know more.