NBC Developing A Series Based On Classic Brat-Pack Movie ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’
NBC has put into development a series based on cult classic “Brat Pack” movie ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ it has been announced.
For the younger readers amongst you, ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ followed a clique of recent graduates of Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University, and their adjustment to post-university life and the responsibilities of adulthood. The original film was written by Joel Schumacher & Carl Kurlander with Schumacher directing.
It was one of a series of movies starring the “Brat Pack”, a term coined for a group of actors who appeared in a number of teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 80s. The core group included Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Demi Moore, and Ally Sheedy, amongst others.
This updated version comes from Josh Berman, creator of ‘Drop Dead Diva’ and ‘Notorious’. It would stick to the main idea of the movie, following a clique of close friends struggling with their careers, commitment and the responsibilities of adulthood, but set in modern-day.
Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the drama, has tried to create a tv series of ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ a couple of times before, most notably a version for ABC back in 2009, although it never made it to air. We shall see if this version gets any further.
The ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ series is very much still “in development” at NBC, but we’ll let you know if we hear anymore about it moving forward.
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