Fox is teaming up with Mad Men writers André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton to write and executive produce an event series based on the 1987 thriller Fatal Attraction. The one-hour series is being developed through Paramount Television, with the Fox Broadcasting Company commissioning the script. Fox's president of entertainment, David Madden, developed the original Fatal Attraction movie while working as a Paramount executive.
No specific plot details were released, but the event series will follow a married man's affair that haunts him in deadly ways. The original thriller, directed by Adrian Lyne, centered on Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas), a wealthy lawyer who has a weekend fling with a publishing executive named Alex Forest (Glenn Close) that leads to the deranged woman stalking his family. The movie spawned the popular term "bunny boiler", after one of the thriller's most memorable scenes where Alex literally boils a rabbit.
André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton are executive producing alongside Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin. André Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton served as writers and producers for all seven seasons of Mad Men, which ended earlier this year. This project is just the latest Paramount movie that is getting the TV series treatment. The studio will debut Minority Report on Fox this fall, with School of Rock in the works at Nickelodeon, Shooter at USA Network and a TV sequel to the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest. Check out the infamous bunny-boiling scene from the original Fatal Attraction below.