Alicia Silverstone has revealed she’d be more than willing to star alongside her former co-star Brendan Fraser in a potential remake of the 1999 romantic comedy, Blast From the Past. Despite the film doing OK when it was first released, a sequel featuring Fraser during what seems to be ‘Fraser Fever’ following his comeback to Hollywood might be exactly what audiences are looking for.
Silverstone and Fraser were at the height of their careers
When Blast From the Past was released, it was during the height of Fraser’s career. At this time, he was experiencing some ups and downs with films he starred in, releasing box office smashes like George of the Jungle (1997) and The Mummy (1999), while at the same time making flops like Dudley Do-Right (1999) and Monkey Bone (2001).
Silverstone had a breakthrough in Hollywood after landing the lead role in the 1993 drama thriller The Crush. She soon went on to star in the most iconic role in her career, as Cher Horowitz in Clueless (1995). Like Fraser, she had also experienced some major flops – none more so than what is largely considered one of the worst films of the era, Batman & Robin (1997).
Blast From the Past was released in 1999
Blast From the Past saw Fraser as Adam Webber, son of Calvin (Christopher Walken) and Helen (Sissy Spacek) Webber, who raised him in an underground fallout shelter for 35 years. Believing there had been an apocalypse, they remained underground until their food provisions finally ran out.
Adam was then sent to the surface to try and restock their food. He soon realized that the world they believed in wasn’t real. Adam then met Eve Rustikov (Silverstone), and a romance between the two began to form as Adam experienced the modern world for the first time.
When the film was released on February 12, 1999, it had a mediocre reception from American audiences. With a budget of $35 million, the film only made $26.5 million domestically but grossed a total of $40.2 million worldwide.
Silverstone says she would be happy to star in a sequel
While attending the 2023 90s Con in Connecticut, Silverstone joined the reunion panel of her hit film, Clueless. During the Q&A portion of the event, a fan asked her if she would ever be willing to star in a remake of Blast From the Past.
“With Brendan?” Silverstone replied. “I would do anything with Brendan. It was so much fun. I just saw Brendan after he won his Oscar and he’s so cute. He talked in his speech about how we all go through this really hard time and you have to grow and it’s part of life that you struggle and then look what happened to him. So yes, I’m happy to do that.”
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If Brendan is also game, there could perhaps be a sequel of the cult classic romantic comedy in the works soon.