Now before you start screaming “AS IF!” at the top of your lungs, let’s think about this. Yes, Clueless is pretty much a perfect movie that should be revered and quoted for decades to come. But upon further reflection, it might be pretty cool to see how smart phones, social media, and other modern developments might affect these reimagined teens. Like, would Cher Horowitz (a virgin who can’t drive) even care about getting her license when she could just take an Uber or Lyft? What designer would get a shout-out a la Calvin Klein? My money’s on Alexander Wang. And might we finally have some same-sex couples in the crew?
The project is in its super early stages, though we do know that two powerhouse women writers are working on the script—Girls’ Trip‘s Tracy Oliver and Glow‘s Marquita Robinson. Obviously, they have a lot to live up to given their work will be compared to Amy Heckerling’s screenplay (which was loosely based on Jane Austen’s Emma)—but it seems they’re more than up to the job.
Oliver, who is also writing the upcoming The First Wives’ Club remake, tweeted Thursday, “Crazy excited to be producing a new take on one of my favorite movies of all time, #Clueless, with the hilarious and super talented @MarqRobinson writing it!!! As. If.”
And Robinson basically acknowledged that the duo is low-key crazy for touching the cult classic. “Omg can you believe these idiots are remaking Clueless, @TracyYOliver?” she wrote.
Twitter takes immediately started flying around like balls to your nose in gym class. “If there is a film that really doesn’t need remake treatment it is Clueless,” one user wrote. Way harsh, Tai. But others were impressed by the pedigree of the writers.
Many noted that Paul Rudd, a man who doesn’t age, could just reprise his role as Josh.
Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that this movie is not a total Monet.