Stepford Goes For Laughs
SCI FI Wire
Donald De Line, producer of the upcoming remake of The Stepford Wives, told SCI FI Wire that the film reinvents the story by going for laughs, but preserves the central SF premise: The men of a Connecticut village have replaced their wives with robots. “You can remake something, [or] you can do it in a way where you take iconic elements of an original and then make it original again for its time,” De Line said in an interview. “That’s what is done with The Stepford Wives, [which] completely turns it on its head, because it’s a comedy.”
Stepford—based on Bryan Forbes’ 1975 movie and Ira Levin’s novel—starts filming June 16 in New York, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Matthew Broderick, De Line said. Frank Oz directs from Paul Rudnick’s script.