Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse on the 1980′s-1990′s television sitcom Full House, says he’s developing a possible concept for a big screen Full House movie. Stamos told the New York Daily News that he’s “working on a movie idea, but it wouldn’t be us playing us.”
So I guess the concept is more of a remake or contemporary reimagining than a sequel. Stamos said that his idea “would probably take place in the first few years [of the series].” I doubt this idea will ever come into fruition, unless it’s a television movie which acts as a backdoor pilot for a new series.
As a kid, I use to watch Full House. It was one of those television shows you could watch with the whole family. And lets remember, this was back in the days before Televsion grew up. Today we have such awesome programing as 24, Lost, Dexter, The Wire, and The Sopranos. Truth is, I don’t watch any episodic television shows any more. I’m an serial television addict. I need a problem that won’t be fully solved in 30 just minutes. I can’t even imagine a show like Full House would appeal to today’s audiences, nevermind a big screen adaptation.
The opening of the show embedded below is from the series’ pilot episode, and features John Posey as Danny Tanner, instead of Bob Saget. Very strange.
For those of you who might not remember what the show was about, here is a recap of the first episode from IMDB: “When Danny Tanner’s wife Pamela is killed in an auto accident, he finds himself left all alone to raise his three daughters: D.J., Stephanie, and baby Michelle. Fortunately Danny’s hair-obsessed, rock-star brother in-law Jesse Cochran, along with Danny’s flamboyant, cartoon loving friend Joey Gladstone, move in to help Danny raise his girls. On the first day, D.J. runs away, and Jesse and Joey find extreme difficulty and anxiety in changing Michelle.”
Discuss: Now how could they possibly turn that into a movie?