Producer Mark Canton (“300”) and Pterodactyl Prods. are teaming for a reboot surfer girl icon “Gidget” reports Variety.
Gidget originated in Frederick Kohner’s 1957 novel which followed the adventures of a teenage girl and her surfing friends on the beach at Malibu.
The character however became a cultural icon in the late 1950s and 1960s thanks to three movies and a TV series – properties that launched the careers of Sandra Dee and Sally Field. Her last onscreen appearance was the 1988 sitcom “The New Gidget” starring Caryn Richman.
The character has seen a revival in recent years through various lifestyle merchandising. As a result the intention is to bring the character to life in both TV and film form, albeit re-imagined in contemporary form.
Don’t expect a the girl to go too dark though, the target audience is “teens, tweens and pre-tweens”.