TV companies are going crazy trying to mine film libraries for the next big television series, because why come up with an original untested idea without an established brand name title, right? I almost included the movie to television series trend in my 9 Current Movie and Television Trends I Hate article last month, but I decided it was too soon to make that judgement.
While I’m already tired of seeing the announcements, I really loved Fargo (and I really mean LOVED — it’s my favorite television series of the year), I’m still enjoying Friday Night Lights/Parenthood showrunner Jason Katims‘ About a Boy, and I know many people who really dig Hannibal, Bates Motel, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. So it’s hard for me to condemn it at this point. And yes there are also Gotham, Constantine and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I consider those shows comic book adaptations.
You might be shocked to learn that there are currently over 30 television shows in development right now based on big screen movies. Which are good ideas? Which sound horrible? After the jump, I attempt to rank all of the movies being adapted into TV shows, by concept from worst to most promising ideas.
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Posted on Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
What’s a Friday the 13th without Jason, a Nightmare on Elm Street without Freddy, or a Scream without Ghostface? Well, we have no idea about the first two, but we’re about to find out about the last one.
Last month, word got around that MTV’s Scream TV series would not involve the iconic Ghostface mask. Instead, we’ve now learned, it’ll debut a more “organic” new mask. Meaning it’ll possibly be made of flesh. Ew. More details on the Scream TV series mask after the jump.
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Teen Wolf has guaranteed company in the film-to-TV crowd on MTV. The cable company has given a series order to Scream, the show based on Wes Craven’s defining horror series. We’ve heard, however, that the show at this point won’t feature Ghostface, the recognizable masked killer who made his on-screen debut in the original 1996 film. (The Ghostface mask was actually an existing creation, owned by the company FunWorld.) But that doesn’t mean there won’t be another killer on the loose. After all, there’s no Scream without a killer. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
For the past couple of years, MTV has been developing a Scream TV series based on the film franchise by Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson. As of this summer, they had a director and cast in place. But now we’re getting some head-scratching info about the very premise of the show.
According to RJ Torbert of FunWorld, which holds the rights to the Ghostface “look,” Ghostface is not involved in the new Scream TV series. Which is kind of like having a Child’s Play movie without Chucky. Hit the jump to read Torbert’s comments.
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MTV and Dimension TV are moving forward with the development of a Scream TV series, after first announcing the concept over a year ago. Jamie Travis (For A Good Time Call, Faking It) has been hired to direct the pilot, and a cast of young actors, including Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), Amy Forsyth (Torment, Reign), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), has been chosen for the major roles. We’ve got more character info below. Read More »
A year has passed since MTV greenlit a pilot based on the Wes Craven horror franchise Scream. Finally, casting has begun. We know because descriptions of the Scream TV show’s four main characters have now been revealed. While they don’t shine any particular light on how the series will tie into the films, they do give an idea of the dynamics of the show. They’re very MTV.
However, one other piece of new information does offer a significant hint at how the Scream TV show will tie into the films. Read about it all below. Read More »
The new film Sin City: A Dame to Die For won’t be the only project to transfer Frank Miller’s stark noir tales from the comic page to the screen. In fact, that film may be swiftly followed by a new Sin City TV show.
Harvey Weinstein, like many other producers, has started to see TV as the safest medium in which to earn a few bucks. ”The way to add stability to the company is to be in the television business,” he recently told the New York Times, elaborating that he wants a TV division “as powerful as the theatrical division.” With many a mention of the limited earnings potential of standalone films, which “may fade without creating spinoffs and sequels,” what we see is inspiration from others who are trying to use movies as a way to bring audiences to TV.
So among the offerings the Weinsteins are trying to assemble are the Sin City show, and also a new limited series based on The Mist.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 by Angie Han
Scream 5 has not seemed terribly likely to happen. Neither Wes Craven nor Neve Campbell seem to have much faith in the idea of the film, and the mere fact that it’s barely made any progress in the past two and a half years is a discouraging sign. But Harvey Weinstein, eternal optimist that he is, has not given up hope. He still wants to make Scream 5, so he can close out the series once and for all.
Regardless of whether the fifth film gets made, though, the franchise is set to live on on the small screen. It’s just that the new show won’t have much to do with the original movies. For one thing, it’ll introduce a new supernatural element. Hit the jump for Weinstein’s latest comments on Scream.
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