Whipped Cream Dreams for a New Generation? 'Varsity Blues' Reboot Coming to New Streaming Service

james van der beek and jon voight in varsity blues
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Just like American Pie, Varsity Blues came out 20 years ago.

But instead of an epic selfie reunion, the 1999 sports film is getting an update on the upcoming short-form video platform Quibi, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The “modern take” will be executive produced by the producers of the original James Van Der Beek film, Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter.

"For all those who cheered Mox's refrain, 'I don't want your life,' as well as all those who never heard of the West Canaan Coyotes, we're thrilled to bring Varsity Blues to Quibi and into the 21st century!" Tollin said in a statement announcing the project.

If you need a refresher, the film followed the players of a Texas high school football team and their demanding coach over the course of a year.

In addition to Van Der Beek, the cast included Paul Walker, Scott Caan, Amy Smart, Jon Voight and Ali Larter, who infamously wore a whipped cream bikini in one scene.

Released on January 15, 1999, Varsity Blues spent two weeks at the top of the box office and wound up earning $54 million.

While no casting has been announced for the update, Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) is set to direct.

Created by former DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman, Quibi, which stands for “quick bites,” is set to launch on phones beginning April 2020.

The service will be available for $4.99 a month with advertising or $7.99 a month without any ads and will feature phone-friendly video in ten-minute episodes.

Varsity Blues is the latest high-profile acquisition for Quibi which has already secured projects from Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Lopez, Darren Criss, Zac Efron and Idris Elba.

In other words, you won’t be putting your phone down anytime soon.