The "Dallas" Movie Update
Screenwriter Robert Harling told a newspaper about his adaptation of the Dallas film for Director Robert Luketic:
"It's reinventing the Ewing family as if they existed now in 2006 when the movie comes out," Harling said, explaining that he did not follow the plots developed over more than a decade in the series, though fans will recognize some things.
"In this story Bobby and Pam meet, fall in love and get married, J.R. and Sue Ellen are Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and we have the patriarch Jock and the matriarch Miss Ellie."
"These characters are outrageous -- one of things I told the studio is I'd like to do 'Dallas on acid,"' Harling said, promising humor, glamour, cliff-hangers and suspense.
Sounds hot to me!