Published Apr 09, 2018Further proving that no idea is too out-there for someone in Hollywood to try it, we learned last week that Disney was planning a youth-oriented TV adaptation of High Fidelity. Now, the film's John Cusack has weighed in.
Responding to the announcement, Cusack expressed concerns that the new Disney version would miss the misanthropic tone of the original. Or, as he rather disgustingly put it, "they may miss the majic mix."
Up beat ? sound like they may miss the majic mix - :) what came first the music or the misery ? https://t.co/rHyst6p4zv— John Cusack (@johncusack) April 6, 2018
Lest you misunderstood, Cusack doubled down and suggested the Mouse House would completely blow it with the project:
Of course - they want to brand their thing with our thing- they'll fuck it up ;) https://t.co/J1QTTocMTR— John Cusack (@johncusack) April 6, 2018
While some changes in the proposed series are certainly welcome — including the decision to cast a female lead — Cusack may have cause for concern. After all, the series is reportedly "an optimistic-in-tone mixtape/diary rom-com."
The High Fidelity series is still in development, so stay tuned for more details if and when they become available.