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St Elmos Fire to be turned into US TV series

St Elmos Fire

Story by Jack Foley

ST Elmo’s Fire, the Brat Pack classic featuring Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore and Rob Lowe, looks set to be turned into a TV series by American network ABC.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series would use Joel Schumacher’s 1985 movie as a starting point but would feature a new set of characters.

The film followed the fortunes of a group of new graduates from Georgetown University in Washington as they attempted to cope with adult life, love and career ups and downs.

It also featured memorable performances from Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Andrew McCarthy and a title track, performed by John Parr, that became a sizeable hit, topping the US chart and reaching number six in the UK.

According to the report, the new series will retain the setting and the restaurant that featured prominently in the film (and from which it took its name), and will be produced by original director Schumacher along with Spider-Man 3 actor Topher Grace.

Dan Bucatinsky, the new writer of the show, said the film evoked “the feeling of bonding with your friends who become your surrogate family”.

It is being touted as a possible hit show in the style of Friends.