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  • Who's the Boss? Revival in the Works, Starring Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano

    08/04/2020 4:06:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 4, 2020 | Dave Nemetz
    That eternal TV question may finally get answered: A revival of Who’s the Boss? is in development, with original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano returning to reprise their roles, our sister site Deadline reports. The sequel series, which will be shopped to networks and streaming services by producers Sony Pictures Television, will take place 30 years later, with Milano’s Samantha now grown up and a single mother, living in the same house as the original series. The new take “will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family...
  • ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce

    07/08/2020 11:56:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    Variety ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. That puts the new show in the same time period as the original series, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini writer’s room for the show will be opened once ABC approves a pilot script. Saladin K. Patterson will write and executive produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will executive produce via...
  • 'Robin Hood' Remake in the Works at Disney+ With 'Blindspotting' Director (Exclusive)

    04/10/2020 1:39:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 10, 2020 | Borys Kit
    Disney has targeted Robin Hood as the latest of its animated classics to get the remake treatment. Carlos Lopez Estrada, perhaps best known for directing the 2018 crime movie Blindspotting, is on board to helm the project, which is being written by Kari Granlund. Granlund already is in the Disney fold after having written the studio’s recent remake of Lady and the Tramp. Justin Springer, who counts the studio’s Dumbo and Tron Legacy among his credits, is producing the feature being developed for the studio’s Disney+ streaming service. Robin Hood was a comedic and musical take on the famous tale,...
  • Disney+ Orders Doogie Howser Reboot With Half-Asian Female Lead

    04/08/2020 10:44:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    CBR ^ | April 8. 2020 | Tim Adams
    Disney+ is developing a reboot of Doogie Howser, M.D. with the main role focusing on a 16-year-old half-Asian, half-white female. According to Variety, the upcoming Disney+ original series takes the star to Hawaii and features a name change to Doogie Kealoha, M.D. Kourtney Kang is listed as a writer and executive producer alongside Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar and Dayna and Jesse Bochco. 20th Century Fox will produce the Doogie Kealoha, M.D., which also produced on the original series starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • 'Bambi' Remake in the Works With 'Captain Marvel', 'Chaos Walking' Writers (Exclusive)

    01/24/2020 6:14:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 24, 2020 | Borys Kit, Mia Galuppo
    The young prince is returning to the forest. In the latest move to turn its animated classics into live-action features, Disney has set its sights on one of its most storied: Bambi. The studio has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) to pen the screenplay for the live-action remake. Depth of Field, the production banner run by Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano and which is coming off the success of indie darling The Farewell, will produce the new iteration.
  • ‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter in Talks to Play Fairy Godmother in ‘Cinderella’

    10/10/2019 7:21:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Variety ^ | October 10, 2019 | Dave McNary
    “Pose” star Billy Porter is in negotiations to join Camila Cabello in Sony’s reimagined musical version of “Cinderalla.” If the deal goes through, Porter will play Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Sony had no comment. Cabello came on to the project in April with “Blockers” director Kay Cannon attached to helm and pen the script. Cabello will be involved in the music for the project, which grew out of an original idea from James Corden. The film will be produced by Corden and Leo Pearlman through their Fulwell73 banner. The new “Cinderella” will be a music-oriented version of the traditional tale of...
  • Battlestar Galactica Reboot in the Works at NBC's Peacock Streaming Service (tr)

    09/17/2019 7:58:31 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 17, 2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    A reboot of the acclaimed Battlestar Galactica space saga is among the announced offerings of NBC Universal’s upcoming streaming service, which has been named Peacock. Sam Esmail, the creator of USA Network’s Mr. Robot and an executive producer on HBO’s Homecoming, is behind the reboot, it was announced on Tuesday morning. No other details were made available. Other, previously announced drama series on tap for Peacock include Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast and starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater; Brave New World, based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A...
  • Marc Webb in Talks to Direct Live-Action 'Snow White'

    05/30/2019 2:04:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 30, 2019 | Aaron Couch
    The filmmaker behind The Amazing Spider-Man films is casting his web on a Disney classic. Marc Webb is in talks to direct a live-action remake of Snow White, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project started taking shape in 2016, when The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida was tapped to write the script. La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are writing new songs for the project, and Marc Platt is producing. Webb rose to prominence with 2009's 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, and went on to helm The Amazing Spider-Man...
  • Disney Reportedly Concerned About Cigarette Smoking In Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ (tr)

    04/24/2019 3:51:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    The Playlist ^ | April 24, 2019 | Charles Barfield
    We are just over a month into the new Disney/Fox status quo. The Mouse House has become the industry’s first mega-studio by absorbing one of its biggest competitors in a deal that has had massive repercussions, already, with thousands losing jobs and films suddenly finding themselves without a studio. But there is a lot more at play in the merger than what many were probably considering, such as Disney’s morals. Everyone knows that Disney doesn’t make films the same way that everyone else does. The films under the Disney banner have a certain limit on how far they can go....
  • Oklahoma! Being Developed Into Musical TV Series, Set in Present Day

    04/16/2019 3:19:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    TV Line ^ | April 16, 2019 | Andy Swift
    One of the most iconic musicals of all time is being lassoed by Hollywood for an unexpected small-screen adaptation. Oklahoma!, which follows the romantic goings-on of several frontier couples in 1906, is being developed into a television series, which will include reimagined versions of the musical’s original numbers, along with new songs written for the show. Skydance Television is partnering with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization for a present-day take on the classic tale of cowmen, farmers and the women they purchase at box socials. Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) and John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) are writing the...
  • A Grease prequel is in the works because we live in Hell now

    04/09/2019 1:56:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    AV Club ^ | April 9, 2019 | Britt Hayes
    Grim news today, as The Hollywood Reporter brings word of Paramount’s diabolical plan to develop a prequel to Grease. If any of our readers have young children present, you may want to close your laptops now, as what we’re about to tell you is incredibly disturbing. Paramount has hired screenwriter John August of Big Fish and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory fame to write the screenplay for a Grease prequel titled–brace yourselves–Summer Loving. It is with heavy hearts that we relay this terrifying news of a prequel to the hit 1978 musical that you once watched on a loop with...
  • 'Facts of Life' Reboot in the Works at Sony

    08/03/2018 2:57:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    Sony Pictures Television, which owns distribution rights to the sitcom, is in early talks to reboot the Diff'rent Strokes spinoff that originally aired on NBC for nine seasons and more than 200 episodes. A network is not yet attached and a search for a writer is underway. Sources say Leonardo DiCaprio and Jessica Biel are in early talks to exec the reboot via their respective Appian Way and Ocean Films production companies. Sony TV declined comment. The series, which starred Charlotte Rae, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mandy Cohn and Nancy McKeon, is one of the longest-running comedies of the '80s...
  • ‘ALF’ Reboot in Development at Warner Bros. TV

    08/01/2018 3:55:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | August 1, 2018 | Joe Otterson
    Warner Bros. Television is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the classic sitcom “ALF,” Variety has confirmed with sources. No writer is yet attached to the project, which would again explore the misadventures of the titular, cat-eating ALF–which stands for Alien Life Form. In the original series, ALF of the planet Melmac crash lands in the suburbs and takes up residence with the middle class Tanner family. The show aired from 1986-1990 for four seasons and over 100 episodes on NBC. The series has remained a part of the pop culture landscape long after it ended and...
  • 'Fantasy Island' Movie in the Works at Blumhouse

    07/31/2018 7:56:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 31, 2018 | Mia Galuppo
    Fantasy Island is coming to the big screen. Blumhouse and Sony will co-finance and co-produce a feature based on the popular ABC TV series about a magical, wish-fulfilling island that would attract travelers hoping to live out their wildest fantasies. Jeff Wadlow, who worked with Blumhouse on the recent release Truth or Dare, is attached to direct from a script he is writing with Chris Roach and Jillian Jacobs. Wadlow also will executive produce along with Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson. Ryan Turek will oversee for Blumhouse and Matt Milam will oversee for Sony. Wadlow, who also directed Kick Ass 2, is...
  • Norman Lear To Reimagine ‘All In The Family’, ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘Good Times’ & ‘Maude’

    07/27/2018 12:43:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 27, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Norman Lear continues to defy convention about career longevity and age. The TV icon, who today celebrates his 96th birthday, and his Act III production company have signed a two-year first look deal with Sony Pictures TV. The pact includes the option to re-imagine titles from Lear’s extensive library including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, among others. “I couldn’t be prouder and more excited about joining Sony Pictures Television, who has the guts to go with a kid,” Lear quipped. Sony Pictures TV, which owns the Norman Lear library, has been...