Apparently flush with new ideas‚ÄĒor rather, the idea to do that same idea that‚Äôs already been done a few times, but again‚ÄĒJennifer Saunders has announced plans to create a feature film version of Absolutely Fabulous, the BBC comedy about two women who used to be pretty cutting-edge clinging desperately to their youth. Of course, that premise turned increasingly ironic over the years, as after the series‚Äô initial run ended in 1995, Saunders and co-star Joanna Lumley repeatedly revived their self-destructive, Bolly-blitzed socialite characters Patsy And Edina‚ÄĒand often with diminishing returns‚ÄĒmost recently taping three UK television specials that will begin airing next month.

But Saunders is clearly confident that AbFab is due for another comeback, and according to Deadline, already has the opening of the film planned: ‚ÄúAb Fab: The Movie will kick off with Patsy and Edina waking up hungover in the empty drifting yacht of an oligarch in the middle of the ocean. Even worse, their cellphones can‚Äôt get a signal.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAnd then Edina kills and eats Patsy, and the rest of the film is her blubbering uncontrollably over what she‚Äôs done as she tries to work up the courage to commit suicide. And then she does. Cue ‚ÄėWheel‚Äôs On Fire,‚Äô roll credits,‚ÄĚ goes the rest of the script that we just wrote in our head. But no, they‚Äôll probably get rescued, get drunk, and do something embarrassing.

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