A 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' Reboot Is on the Way

Kate Hudson & Matthew McConaughey in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'
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It's a good time to be a rom-com fan, y'all. Days after the adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral hit Hulu, now, it sounds like another favorite is coming back, too. It's official: A How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days reboot is on the way -- this time as a series. We're definitely interested to see how this will all play out considering it's not the only '00s film heading to a streaming service.

Although honestly, nothing can top the original.

  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days hit theaters in 2003 and was all about a journalist writing a column about how to scare a man off while dating.

    In the movie, Kate Hudson played Andie, a woman who needed to prove that she can lose a guy in 10 days (hence the title), and Matthew McConaughey as Ben, a man who bets he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days.

    Obviously, since they both have opposite goals, hilarity ensues. 

    There are so many classic moments from this film that make it so rewatchable today -- like the "love fern" as pictured. And now, it seems like it's getting a revival.

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  • Now, a reboot is being developed for a new streaming service called Quibi.

    According to Entertainment Weekly, the show will be similar to the movie's premise -- about "a glib online columnist and an oversexed advertising executive who both need to prove they can sustain a monogamous relationship." 

    No word on who will be starring in the show just yet, but Guy Branum, who's written for The Mindy Project and Another Period, will be writing it.

  • It will be interesting to see how this pans out, because Quibi is all about videos in an even shorter form than TV.

    Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Times reported that Quibi will create 10-minute chapters of TV that will play on the service's mobile app so fans can watch on the go without having to sacrifice long periods of time to get caught up on the show. 

    And, as EW points out, the service is also developing a new take on Varsity Blues, so it could serve up a major dose of nostalgia for subscribers.

  • So far, fans don't seem too pumped about the reboot.

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    It seems like there's some major fatigue around all of the '90s and 2000s reboots that have been surfacing lately, and it makes sense. Sometimes, these reboots aren't quite what fans hoped for, and that can end up ruining a previous ending to a beloved movie or show. 

    People seem hungry for a little originality, too -- watching the same rom-coms they loved in the early 2000s retold in 2019 may not be what they're looking for.

  • We're willing to give the reboot a chance.

    Hopefully it will deliver.

    After all, the form of shorter chapters of TV could be interesting ... and if not, we can always watch the original movie all over again. 

    Until then, we'll just have to wait and see!

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