I’m pretty late to this party, so I’m sure everyone has heard by now that Diablo Cody of Juno fame is in talks to write a screenplay based on the Sweet Valley High books. Not one to let slip by an opportunity to give my opinion on something, I thought I’d tell you all what I think about it.
It looks like there are two schools of thought on this. The first is that this is a terrible idea and that Diablo Cody will ruin our cherished memories of the worst book series ever. To that I say, “Are your memories of Sweet Valley High really that good?” A lot of people also seem to think Sweet Valley High has already had its day on the screen with the television series. And to that I say, “That show was horrible. Let’s try again.”
The second school of thought is that this is a great idea, so long as Cody doesn’t “honest to blog” it up. This is where I stand. I think if she keeps it snarky, doesn’t take the source material seriously (and let’s face it, how serious can you really take it?) and refrains from making the characters talk like the Gilmore Girls, it will be one of the funniest movies ever. Looking at her Twitter updates and the fact that she plans to set the movie in the eighties, I feel like we’re already on the same page here.
In conclusion, I really hope this comes to fruition. I will so be there on opening night.
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