It’s 13 years since 10 Things I Hate About You was released in cinemas, so it would seem a bit late for a sequel, but nevertheless we’re getting one, as Variety reports that Captain America’s Hayley Atwell is set to star in a follow-up, 10 Thing I Hate About Life.
There’s not a huge amount of detail about the movie, other than that it will advance the situations from the original film and will be a rom-com about two people who meet when they’re trying to kill themselves. What that means is anyone’s guess, but director Gil Junger, who made the first film, will write and direct the sequel.
There’s no news on whether Atwell is taking over one of the roles from the first film, or if they’re trying to secure the likes of Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik and Joseph Gordon-Levitt to return. The project has a rather odd genesis though, as Junger was inspired to write 10 Things I Hate About Life after discovering the body of a man who has killed himself at a scenic overlook. So it’s an unconventional impetus for a romantic comedy to say the least.