Monday, November 18, 2013

Lifetime's Flowers In The Attic...yay or nay?

 Lifetime's Flowers In The Attic...yay or nay?

So I just saw that the first images/footage of Lifetime's remake on V.C Andrew's classic novel Flowers In The Attic leaked via the Internet today and a 30 second teaser trailer for the reboot aired. I'm right now on a computer that doesn't have sound, but I heard the music playing in the background is a cover of Sweet Child Of Mine. Humm...interesting. Not huge on the CGI titles, but the casting so far looks pretty legit.

For those who don't know, V.C Andrews was a famous writer, mostly doing raunchy young adult books back in the 70's and 80's. Her most famous piece of work is Flowers In The Attic which tells the story of a family and how after the death of her husband, a mother takes her children off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the children are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father, to the point of murder...

I'm a pretty big fan of the book series. There's Flowers In The Attic, Petals In The Wind, There Will Be Thorns, Seeds Of Yesterday, and Garden Of Shadows. The books are a complete guilty pleasure, but believe it or not very well written. In 1987 Flowers In The Attic became a film which I'm a huge fan of.

Sadly due to a switch or directors and the screenplay, the ending was changed making it impossible for the story to continue. Rumor has it a script for Petals In The Wind floated around for a few years but never saw the light of day.

I feel as awesome as the 1987 film is, a reboot was in store. I feel Lifetime might be the right network for such a story even though it does deal with some pretty heavy subject matter. I feel if this is done the right way, maybe just maybe they can continue the story and we can finally see the others books done the right way and brought to life. Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I make it a yearly tridation to watch Flowers In The Attic. Very much looking forward to this new retelling of the story...

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