First Look: Evan Rachel Wood in '10 Things I Hate About Life' Spin-Off
by Ethan Anderton
November 11, 2013
Since 10 Things I Hate About You was released in 1999, it's become one of the last great high school romantic comedies, and not just because the death of Heath Ledger makes his heartthrob performance that much more treasured. Now Gil Junger, the writer and director of the original film, is back with a pseudo-sequel/spin-off called 10 Things I Hate About Life. However, it doesn't look like the film has any connections to the original with the exception of the title. Originally, Hayley Atwell was attached to this project, but it's Evan Rachel Wood in the lead along with Thomas McDonnell as two lost people who find love in each other when they meet after each of them fails to commit suicide. Now isn't that charming?
Yes, it sounds much darker than the first film, but there you have it. Now we have some first look photos from Vision Films (via SlashFilm). We're not sure what to make of this flick until we see the first trailer, but it has a lot to live up to with teens of the 90s. Maybe this will be surprisingly good like the original movie?
Willow (Evan Rachel Wood) decides to end it all by driving off a lookout cliff. Ben (Thomas McDonell), pulls onto the exact same lookout, ignoring the skidmarks nearby and raises a pistol to his head. But suddenly Willow, face caked in the white powder from the expulsion of the air-bags, pulls herself back up onto the lookout, takes in the desperate man before her and says, “Excuse me, can I borrow that when you’re done?" Was this a chance meeting in a moment of desperation and despair? Or perhaps fate intervening in two lost souls. 10 Things I Hate About Life is written and directed by Gil Junger as a pseudo-sequel to his film 10 Things I Hate About You. The film doesn't have a release date yet so stay tuned for more. Any thoughts?