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The 2005 film starring Smith alongside Eva Mendes is the latest film-to-tv adaptation in the Us, with a reboot of Marley & Me also announced
Anyone wishing to fire accusations of laziness at the TV industry has another clip of ammo. Following Gotham, Minority Report, School of Rock, Big and others, theres yet another film-to-tv adaptation in the works: Hitch, a reboot of the 2005 Will Smith romcom about a smooth relationship guru who becomes a klutz around a woman hes trying to impress.
Fox is developing the project with Smith on board as an executive producer. It will be penned by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, the crack romcom team who have written Made of Honour, Leap Year, and an in-development film version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. Theyre also writing Tuned, a musical comedy for Us network NBC.
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
Another "iCarly" star has a thing for a Huge celebrity athlete -- this time, it's Miranda Cosgrove who tells TMZ Sports she thinks Colin Kaepernick is the hottest Qb in the NFL. The 21-year-old actress -- who plays Carly on the Nickelodeon show -- was rockin' her 49ers shirt through Lax yesterday when she told us Kap's not only attractive ... but he's "doing amazing" this season. They've got a lot in common -- starting with »
- TMZ Staff
You can add another to the hefty list of films which are heading to the small screen – The Illusionist.
With Westworld, Minority Report, School Of Rock, Shooter, Big and many more already lined up by their respective networks, it seems there’s a trend being set here which will make the flurry of comic book adaptation’s we’re enjoying currently seem like a minor movement in comparison.
The Ed Norton-starring film will undergo a few changes before becoming a CW TV series, though. The setting, for one, will be altered from Vienna to New York.
In fact, it seems the story of Eisenheim The Illusionist is being completely rewritten – rather than a timid stage magician competing with a Crown Prince for the love of Jessica Biel, the series will »
It looks like director Sam Raimi will be moving in a very different direction of filmmaking than what we are used to seeing him do. Over the years he's given us films such as Evil Dead, Darkman, Army of Darkness, Spider-Man, Drag Me to Hell, and his most recent film, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Deadline is now reporting that the director is in talks to helm an adaptation of a novel called Love May Fail, which was written by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. The script for this film was adapted by Mike White (School of Rock, Nacho Libre).
The story follows a character named Portia Kane, "who is coming off a demoralizing ending to her marriage to a cheating husband." While going through this, she "returns to her hometown determined to clear the name of her favorite English teacher, whose career was forcibly ended after a classroom scandal. »
- Joey Paur
Clearly Sam Raimi knows a thing or two about radioactive spiders, Oz and summoning demons, but he’s going to take a more grounded approach to his next project. It’s being reported that Raimi may direct the next Matthew Quick (Silver Linings Playbook) adaptation, Love May Fail. The book doesn’t even arrive in stores until June 2015, but Sony snatched up the film rights during a heated bidding war last year. Mike White (Nacho Libre, School of Rock) penned the screenplay and Matt Tolmach is on board to produce. Hit the jump for more on the Love May Fail feature film. Raimi’s involvement isn’t a done deal yet. According to Deadline, he’s currently in talks for the gig, but if he does commit, he’ll be working with the story of Portia Kane, a woman who leaves her fancy lifestyle and cheating husband behind for her childhood home. »
- Perri Nemiroff
In this week's exciting installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Jai Courtney talks about the upcoming "Terminator Genisys," its probable rating, and whether it's a sequel, a reboot, both or neither. Also: Quentin Tarantino zeroes in on Jennifer Jason Leigh to star in "Hateful 8," Syfy announces the premiere date for the new "12 Monkeys," a hologram entertains David Letterman, the upcoming TV version of "School of Rock" finds its Jack Black," "Extant" and "Under the Dome" get renewed, Bjork reveals she's working on a new album for 2015, Casey Affleck takes the lead in "Boston Strong," and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Attempting to fit the sizeable footwear will be, as we learnt today, Tony Cavalero. If you’re an avid viewer of American telly, chances are you’ve spotted this chap in one of his numerous guest appearances (including Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart Of Dixie and Adam Devine’s House Party).
Promisingly, Mr Cavalero also writes is own comedy as part of La improv troupe The Groundlings. This makes us hope he’ll bring a unique brand of laughs to the show rather than simply attempting an impression of the original actor.
School Of Rock is expected on our tellies early next year, so we’d wager »
Like the film, the story will follow a down and out rock musician who poses as a substitute teacher for a group of unconventional prep schoolers.
Linklater and producer Scott Rudin will executive produce the television series.
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- Garth Franklin
The actor and comedian will take on the role played by Jack Black in the movie original, a wannabe rock star who pretends to be a substitute teacher and forms a band out of his pupils.
The 2003 Paramount film, written by Mike White, has been picked up by Nickelodeon, with Paramount TV producing.
School of Rock is scheduled for an early 2015 air date.
In 2013, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced that he had acquired the rights to the movie, and was planning on creating a musical stage adaptation.
Nickelodeon has found its new School of Rock star. Actor-comedian Tony Cavalero will take on the role of Dewey Finn played by Jack Black in its upcoming live-action TV series, the network announced Thursday. Cavalero, who is currently a member of L.A.'s improv comedy troupe The Groundlings, has had roles in Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Hart of Dixie and Adam Devine’s House Party. He stars as a series regular in the Glamour web series The Single Life and in the WB/Maker Studios web series Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts. See more Movies That Became TV Shows The new School
- Lesley Goldberg
ABC will air “Star Wars Rebels” with a special visit from Darth Vader, as voiced by James Earl Jones ABC’s special airing Oct. 26 of Disney Xd's "Star Wars Rebels: Spark Of Rebellion” movie will contain a bonus scene featuring Darth Vader. “We wanted to do something special for the ABC broadcast,” says exec producer Dave Filoni. “We’ve added a scene which gives audiences insight into the Inquisitor and includes a cameo by Darth Vader.” Amazon renews “Transparent” for Season 2 Amazon wouldn’t release viewing figures, but they were apparently enough to warrant renewal. “South Park” mocked Spin magazine this week for being outraged over last week’s episode After last week’s episode aired, Spin writer Brennan Carey expressed outrage that Stan’s dad dressed as Lorde (“Has Lorde ever really done anything all that worthy of drawing the cartoon creators' ire?,” he wrote). So in this week’s episode, »
- Norman Weiss
“School of Rock” fans, meet Tony Cavalero, the actor filling Jack Black‘s shoes in Nickelodeon's upcoming “School of Rock” TV series. Nickelodeon and Paramount Television announced on Thursday that Cavalero — a regular at Los Angeles improv theater The Groundlings — will play fake substitute teacher Dewey Finn, a character Richard Linklater introduced to audiences in the 2003 comedy hit of the same name. Also read: Nickelodeon Orders ‘School of Rock’ Show Straight to Series Like the movie, the series will follow the down-on-his-luck rocker posing as a teacher to make ends meet, and then ends up sharing his love for rock music with. »
- Greg Gilman
Two months ago we got word that Nickelodeon had ordered a 13-episode first season of a School of Rock TV show. With the premise of the show following the same as the film, it was doubtful that Jack Black would return to rehash what he had done so well the first time around. Given what an integral role the character of Dewey Finn is for the show, the casting had to be a careful one. It looks like they've found someone everyone on the production team (including Richard Linklater) is »
- Sean Wist
The latest cinematic comedy getting the small screen treatment? That’d be Uncle Buck...
Regular readers of this site (or the internet in general) will know that stories about movies becoming TV shows have been a dime a dozen for the last few months.
Widen that search to action movies and dramas and you get Minority Report, The Devil’s Advocate, Westworld and Mark Whalberg’s Shooter too, amongst others.
Today, we’ve heard word that John Hughes and John Candy comedy Uncle Buck is coming to our telly-boxes. The late, great Mr Candy left behind big shoes to fill, so ABC/Universal will surely already have a name in mind if they’ve gone ahead and announced the show.
There’s no word »
Tom Hanks comedy Big, a rather appropriate film to downsize, is coming to the small screen…
Big news this morning. That is, news relating to Big.
Today the charming 80s comedy drama (a film with a harsh edge, that we featured in The Collateral Damage Of Tom Hanks Movies) is joining the likes of Fargo, Minority Report, The Devil’s Advocate, Westworld and School Of Rock. For the film for which Tom Hanks earned his first Oscar nomination is also being given the small screen adaptation treatment.
Fox has enlisted Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce of military comedy Enlisted to helm the show. At this stage, they’re only working on a half-hour pilot, but if all goes well Fox are surely hoping for a long-running show.
The 1988 film has a soft spot in the hearts of many, not least for Tom Hank’s wide-eyed (and hilarious) performance as temporary grown-up Josh. »
It looks like Paramount is continuing its long-running relationship with Richard Linklater. The filmmaker directed the surprise hit "School Of Rock" and remade "Bad News Bears" for the studio, which has also stepped in to handle home video distribution for Linklater's Oscar contending, critics favorite "Boyhood." And the fruitful relationship between the studio and director will continue with his next movie. Cinephile fave Megan Ellison, who produced this year's hugely acclaimed "Foxcatcher," will produce Linklater's "That's What I'm Talking About" via her Annapurna Pictures, with Paramount taking North American distribution rights. The film features a batch of new and rising actors —Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, Will Brittain, and Glen Powell— in this "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed & Confused," regarding a college freshman who rolls with some colorful »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Richard Linklater grew into one of North America's premiere filmmaking voices with films like "Slacker," "Dazed and Confused," "School of Rock," "Bernie" and the "Before" trilogy, but it took this year's "Boyhood" for full approval from auteur connoisseur Megan Ellison. Deadline reports that Ellison's artistically-inclined production company Annapurna Pictures will produce Linklater's next film, what he refers to as a "spiritual sequel" to "Dazed." Set in 1980, multiple sources report that "That's What I'm Talking About" follows a freshman student experiencing his first weekend as both an eager college student and the pitcher for the university's nationally ranked baseball team. "Glee" actor Blake Jenner will play the young man, who finds his willpower tested by his party-read teammates. Tyler Hoechlin ("Teen Wolf"), Wyatt Russell ("22 Jump Street"), Ryan Guzman ("Step Up All In"), Zoey Deutch ("Vampire Academy"), Will Brittain ("A Teacher"), and Glen Powell ("The Expendables 3") will costar. Linklater is »
- Matt Patches
Korra is all “Short hair, don’t care!” in the new trailer for the final season of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra.
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Picking up three years after the events of Book Three, the next phase of the Avatar’s journey asks, “Can Korra maintain balance in a world that is rapidly changing?” (I’m thinking… yes. Yes, she can.)
The Legend of Korra‘s fourth — and final — book, “Balance,” premieres Oct. 3, with new episodes being uploaded to Nick.com and the Nick app every Friday.
Korra fans, »
Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig returns with an all-new episode Saturday (10:30 am), and things are about to get weirder than ever — which is saying a lot for a show about a kid whose best friend is a snake.
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TVLine has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video (above), featuring Chris Hardwick — the voice of Craig — letting loose and slipping into the (occasionally dolled-up) skin of his character. We also have a bonus clip from Saturday’s premiere below, in which Craig takes it upon himself to turn Puppy into “the best, »
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