Last week news of a forthcoming Disney adaptation of the 2000 Steven Frears-directed film High Fidelity hit the web, with many celebrating the pivot from male to female lead.
However star of the original film John Cusack took to Twitter to reveal his thoughts on the reboot, writing in response to a fan, “They want to brand their thing with our thing—they’ll fuck it up.”
In a separate conversation the actor explained, “The woman part seems good / the rest not so much—but it’s Nick’s book hope at least he’s involved—if he’s not—it’ll suck.”
Both the new Disney series and the 2000 film reimagine Nick Hornby’s 1995 novel High Fidelity, following the story of a record store owner.
The new show’s treatment is being developed by writers Veronica West and Sarah Kucserka, who are known for their work on award-winning series Ugly Betty, and will reportedly be broadcast on Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.
Jasmine Kent-Smith is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter
Of course - they want to brand their thing with our thing- they’ll fuck it up ;) https://t.co/J1QTTocMTR— John Cusack (@johncusack) April 6, 2018
The woman part seems good / the rest not so much - but it’s nicks book hope at least he’s involved- if he’s not - it’ll suck https://t.co/ymEtRmEInQ— John Cusack (@johncusack) April 7, 2018