At the time, Diablo said several women had responded positively to the project:
Diablo Cody – I wrote a screenplay for…— Dana Champions (@QChimps) June 20, 2019
“I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.”
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Almost a decade went by before people started wondering where it was. Honestly, if social media was bigger in 2009, maybe it would have lit a fire of outraged fans under her and Universal.
Little did we know, Legally Blonde's Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and The Mick's Harper Dill were hired by Paramount (now teamed up with Universal) in 2017 to write the script. The deal with Diablo Cody had lapsed. Yet they clearly made no progress on SVH, either.
In 2019, it was announced that Paramount had hired Jessica Gao (who has worked on Rick & Morty and Silicon Valley) to write the script. No progress or casting has been reported, and with COVID, who knows if/when we'll ever see something?
#bekind (@wcl_library) July 12, 2019
Francine Pascal is now 82 years old. Will she ever live to see an SVH reboot?
Source 1, Source 2 + my Google skills + my impatience on this reboot
If you're from PageSix or BuzzFeed and want to steal this and blow it up so this project finally gets moving, go for it.