Psychological thrillers of the past are coming back to haunt our TVs. In addition to new versions of Scream, The X-Files, and Twin Peaks, Deadline today revealed that Fatal Attraction — the 1987 movie that spawned the term "bunny-boiler" — is also getting a small-screen reboot. Fox is adapting the film for a one-hour "event TV" series, based on a script by Mad Men writers Maria and Andre Jacquemetton. There's no word yet on who will star in the show.
The original Fatal Attraction features Michael Douglas as a married attorney who starts an inadvisable affair with a publishing executive, played by Glenn Close. He attempts to return to his regular life after a weekend away, but finds that she's not so willing to give up on their relationship without a fight, even if it means murdering a few family pets along the way. The show comes as other companies are also mining psychological thrillers for small-screen ideas — HBO, for example, is currently adapting Leonardo DiCaprio's 2010 chiller Shutter Island for the TV.