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Sony Pictures Animation has plans to bring the short-lived television series Manimal to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the studio has secured the rights to the property and is developing it as a CGI/live-action hybrid feature. The 1983 NBC series was created by Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle and followed Dr. Jonathan Chase (Simon MacCorkindale), a man with the ability to transform himself into any animal in the world, using his powers to fight for justice. Although the series lasted only eight episodes, MacCorkindale reprised the character 15 years later in an episode of the Larson-created "Night Man," in turn based on the Malibu Comics series. No talent is currently attached to the big-screen Manimal , but check back for details as »
The fate of Gcb, one of our favorite new shows, will be decided in the next few weeks, and right now, there's a 50/50 chance it'll survive. If it does get canceled, at least it'll instantly become a member of what we'll call the Arrested Development/Freaks & Geeks/Firefly club. Shows that were canceled before their time, and have gained cult status since they left the airwaves.
All of those programs have rabid enthusiastic followers, and in the case of Firefly and Arrested Development, that fan enthusiasm has directly led to big screen resurrections.
We're hoping Gcb gets a renewal, but while we wait, let's take a look at a few other shows throughout the years that were unfairly snuffed out, and picture ... what might have been.
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