Tombs-inspired “St. Elmo’s Fire” to be remade as a TV show
A TV show based on the Georgetown-centric Brat Pack classic “St. Elmo’s Fire” has just been picked up by ABC. The original 1985 film—starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe,Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham as friends who had recently graduated from Georgetown and hung out at the Tombs stand-in, St. Elmo’s Fire —is one of Georgetown’s biggest cinematic claims to fame.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show is going to maintain the movie’s Georgetown setting and is being produced by, among others, Joel Schumacher (the co-writer and director of the film) and actor Topher Grace.
The show’s writer, Dan Bucatinsky, told the Hollywood Reporter that the whole six-young-friends-in-a-city-who-hang-out-at-an-eatery set-up may seem a little reminiscent of Friends, but that’s sort of what they’re going for.