A few months ago it was revealed that Jennifer Saunders was hoping to put together an Absolutely Fabulous reunion, letting us catch up on Edina and Patsy 20 years after they first debuted back in 1992. However at the time, it was assumed that whatever Saunders came up with would appear on TV. Now though, it looks like it’ll be getting a cinematic outing, according to Deadline.
Jennifer Saunders apparently plans to start work on the script after she finished writing the Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever. It’s been suggested that the movie, tentatively titled Ab Fab: The Movie (which is stunningly uninventive), will begin with Edina and Patsy waking up, hung over, on a yacht in the middle of the ocean, with no cell phone signal to call for help.
It’s early days though, as while BBC Films boss Christine Langan commented, “I think she’s a genius. I can’t imagine anything more exciting than working with her,” no proper deal is currently in place with Jennifer Saunders for the movie yet. Let’s hope it all come together.
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