Adapting successfull movies into TV series is the latest thing for TV studios. Lethal Weapon, 12 Monkeys, The Exorcist, Frequency and Training Day are what comes to mind as recent examples of this. Some might go well but some will go down like Minority Report, Limitless and Rush Hour. This does not prevent studios from making an attempt, though.
The classic 1969 British film Italian Job has already been subject to a big screen remake. The quirky heist film starring Michael Caine, boasting oft-quotable lines like “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!”, inspired a 2003 action flick of the same name, starring Mark Wahlberg as a thief and Charlize Theron as a safe-cracker. While not quite as iconic as the original, the more recent remake grossed a respectable $176 million on a $60 million budget.
Italian Job, the classic British movie of 1969, was remade one time in 2003 starring Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.The reboot grossed $176 million with a budget of $60 million.
Now, the TV division of Paramount Studios, the copyright owner of the both movies, wants to remake the movie into TV series on NBC. According to Deadline, Paramount already has the person to write the script for the synopsis given below. We’re hoping it is going to happen because they were both solid movies.
“A noisy, sexy, thrill-ride that follows a make-shift family of expert criminals, who are forced out of retirement when an opportunity arises to get their beloved ‘patriarch’ out of jail. At the core of this dysfunctional family is Charlie Croker, a handsome and charming ex-con, who tried to go straight, but like the rest of his crew, can’t resist the adrenaline rush of the high-stakes heist world.”