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.