CATEGORIES Classics, Comedy, Deals, RumorMonger, Scripts, Remakes and Sequels, Movie News, CinematicalA maddeningly vague and typically eloquent item over at Ain't It Cool points to the news (first spread by Variety) that Daniel Waters, the writer of Heathers is back with a project that could legitimate that early flash of brilliance. Called Sex and Death 101 (sounds like an alternate title for the film that introduced , no?), the film, which looks to be in pre-production, takes off when a guy receives an anonymous email detailing his entire sexual history – past, present, and future. Though casting is said to be underway, but the project doesn't have an IMDB entry yet.
Waters hasn't been heard from in a while. He had a brief stint as a scribe-for-hire in the early 90s, after Heathers introduced gems such as "what's your damage?" and "fuck me gently with a chainsaw" into modern parlance, receiving credit on the screenplays for Batman Returns and Demolition Man ... as well as those of the Adventures of Ford Fairlane (yep, the Andrew Dice Clay movie) and everyone's favorite debacle (or, at least, Martha's), Hudson Hawk. A rumored Heathers sequel never materialized, and Dan's career then seemed to go dormant as his brother Mark's ascended, with the latter cranking out five films, including Mean Girls, since debuting with The House of Yes in 1997. Dan's directorial debut, called Happy Campers, made barely a splash in 2001. Let's hope that he's been putting the last five years to good use, and that Sex and Death reverses the trend.