Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Done In 60 Seconds Competition 2015
Guide To Marvel's Infinity War
The Making Of The West Wing
Get 12 Issues For Only £25 Today
The perfect gift this Christmas
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
First Jurassic World Trailer Lands
‘You made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea...’
Joe Wright's Pan Teaser Trailer Arrives
Head off to Neverland
New Sherlock Image Released
Holmes & Watson play dress up for the special
Birdman and Boyhood Lead Indie Spirit Nominations
Nightcrawler and more also score nods
New UK Trailer For The Interview
James Franco and Seth Rogen are going to North Korea
John C. Reilly Rounds Up Les Cowboys
He's set for Thomas Bidegain's directorial debut
First Look At Empire's The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
New cover revealed: Azog The Defiler and the Orcs
Michelle MacLaren Confirmed As Wonder Woman's Director
She has a deal to develop the film for Warner Bros.
Empire's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Spoiler Podcast
Featuring the director, Francis Lawrence
Ari Folman Wants To Make Jodorowsky's Dune
Waltz With Bashir director dreams of animated version
Eddie Marsan Is A Blunderer
With Patrick Wilson and Jessica Biel
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The War of the Roses
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

The War Of The Roses Will Be Fought Again
This time, following the children...

12 November 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Put the remake klaxon away! The sequel siren will instead be blaring for this one, because a set of producers is intent on making a film based on Warren Adler’s follow-up novel to The War Of The Roses.

Adler’s original book, which hit shelves in 1981, became the basis for Danny DeVito’s 1989 black comedy. It took a caustic look at a marriage that sours faster then spoiled milk, with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as Oliver and Barbara Rose, whose dream wedding spawns a nightmare marriage and utterly vicious divorce.

In the same year as the first novel, Adler also wrote The War Of The Roses, The Children, which followed the Rose kids Josh and (as she was called in the book) Evie. Another dark comedy about relationships, it saw Josh marry a girl called Victoria, only to endure his own crumbling connection, and Evie’s struggles with an eating disorder after suffering yet another breakup.

There is no director or writer attached yet, but producer David Permut is leading the film’s development alongside Grey Eagle Films.

“The film will explore, with comedic irony, the underbelly of a troubled family which, in this new scenario has produced a serial adulterer, a gluttonous gourmand, the protective mother-in law and grandchildren who are deeply impacted by the generational dysfunction,” Permut tells Deadline.

Let's hope no chandeliers are harmed in the making of this one.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Rupert Sanders Directing Napoleon
Warner Bros. wants a new biopic
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Retern of the Ball Avenger!
This sounds like a whole lot of fun! I loved 'War of the Roses'! DeVito or Jon Favreau (how good was 'Very Bad Things'!?) would be a brilliant choice for this film. It needs someone that knows how to make dark comedy accessible! More

Posted by Silvio Mugabe at 08:55 on 13 November 2013 | Report This Post

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 48% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's Jurassic World Trailer Tour
We guide you, Richard Kiley-style, through the secrets of the new park

Empire's Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
Five armies. Five covers. The eagles, dwarves, elves, men and orcs prepare for battle in our Peter Jackon guest-edited issue

Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant ape

Empire's Farewell To Middle-Earth Issue:
Guest -Edited By Peter Jackson

The countdown to Empire's stunning new issue begins here...

Josh Hutcherson On The Hunger Games Phenomenon
'I've done my fair share of young adult material now'

What Is A Squidward? A Beginner's Guide To SpongeBob SquarePants
If you aren’t already a massive fan, prepare to become one

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Robert De Niro
The heavyweight champion of character immersion, explosive rage and jawdropping subtleties

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)