Fatal Attraction is to get a ‘’ makeover – told from the bunny boiler’s point of view.
The reboot of the gripping tale of an unfaithful husband and his vengeful lover that shocked audiences 35 years ago may not even feature the grisly demise of a pet rabbit.
The 1987 movie starred Glenn Close and as the ill-fated lovers, obsessive Alex Forrest and New York lawyer Dan Gallagher, played in the TV remake by Lizzy Caplan and Joshua Jackson.
When Fatal Attraction returns next year in eight one-hour episodes on Paramount+, it will be the abusive husband’s callous disregard for his vulnerable lover that is the focus of the #MeToo-influenced update.
Joshua Jackson (right) and Lizzy Caplan (left) are filming for new series, Fatal Attraction, based on the provocative 1987 movie by the same name starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close
‘It will explore fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and infidelity through the lens of modern attitudes towards strong women, personality disorders, and coercive control,’ the streaming service said.
Scenes filmed in Los Angeles earlier this year, in which Jackson’s character runs along a beach with his golden retriever, kombi servisi have also sparked speculation that Dan’s dog could replace his daughter’s bunny as the victim of Alex’s wrath.
Ms Caplan, who made her name in 2004’s Mean Girls, says the updated version ‘shows some degree of progress’, adding: ‘You could never make the 1980s version of this now.’
While the original focused on Alex Forrest’s vengeful mania, the remake looks at Dan Gallagher’s callous mistreatment and ‘ghosting’ of a damaged woman he uses and dumps.