Back in 1999, Miramax Films released the timeless teen rom-com She’s All That. The classic film starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook was a massive success, generating over $100 million in box office receipts on a budget of less than $10 million. It has additionally aged just as well, being a true embodiment of teenage romance to this day despite being over twenty years old. So much so that a spin-off film, He’s All That, is now in production over at Netflix, and the new trailer starring Addison Rae has just been unveiled.
The 1999 film follows Prinze Jr. as the cool guy at his California high school who decides to take a bet from his friend to turn the nerdy girl on campus, Cook’s character, into Prom Queen. Things take a turn however when he develops feelings unexpectedly, and his plan blows up in his face. The upcoming spin-off film will seemingly follow the same premise but, as the title may indicate, will reverse the gender roles of its predecessor. The trailer for He’s All That, starring Tik Tok Influencer Addison Rae as the female version of Prinze Jr.’s character, puts a 21st century spin on the 90’s original while still capturing the essence that made the original so successful. That trailer can be seen below, and He’s All That can be seen on Netflix August 27th.
Most would probably agree that the modern movie industry is in something of a cultural renaissance. Spin-offs are in huge demand right now, from rom-coms to horror classics and virtually everything in between. This demand has spilled over to television also, further illuminating just how real this semi-fictional renaissance really is. The next installment of this cultural movement will hit Netflix in a few weeks with the premiere of He’s All That on August 27th.