‘Cruel Intentions’ Sequel: NBC Orders Pilot

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A Cruel Intentions sequel could be heading to television.

NBC has officially ordered a pilot for a potential Cruel Intentions television series, which will be set 15 years after the events that took place in the movie.

A modern-day adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), the 1999 film told the story of two wealthy step-siblings, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillipe, and their wager to de-flower the new headmaster’s daughter (Reese Witherspoon) before the start of term.

The upcoming pilot, according to the official logline, will see Gellar’s character vying for control of Valmont International and the soul of Bash Casey, the son of her late brother (Phillipe’s character) and Annette Hargrove (Witherspoon’s). Bash, which we’re assuming will be a nickname for Sebastian, finds his late father’s journal and is introduced to a world of sex, money, power and corruption.

There’s no word on any cast members, or whether Gellar will be reprising her role as the conniving Kathryn Merteuil.

Writer-director Roger Kumble followed up his 99′ hit (the film earned over $75 million worldwide on a budget of an estimated $10 million) with a direct-to-video prequel the following year. Cruel Intentions 2, set 7 years before the first film, saw a young Amy Adams playing Merteuil. 2004’s Cruel Intentions 3 was also released straight-to-video.

Here’s a trailer for the original film:

Source: TV Line