Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
The Farewell To Middle-earth Issue
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe: Get 12 Issues For £25
Buy the perfect Christmas present this year
Farewell To Middle-earth
Full details of our Peter Jackson-edited issue
Feature
10 Movie-To-TV Projects We're Excited About
The latest on S.H.I.E.L.D., Fargo and co.

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Back 10 of 10  
10 Movie-To-TV Projects We're Excited About | About A Boy
About A Boy

Stage: Pilot script

How would it work? Single camera sitcom takes the basic concept of freewheeling bachelor-meets-weird kid and sets it in suburban America as a neighbours story.

What to say about it: Jason Katims, a man who has successfully brought movies like Friday Night Lights and Parenthood to the small screen (the latter despite an earlier, short-lived attempt which included the writing power of one Joss Whedon), is in charge here. Though he’s usually worked in drama (or comedy drama), he’s been wanting to create a sitcom. The melding of the original Nick Hornby concept with a sitcom could certainly work in his hands.

Possible casting: Though you may have last seen him in Yogi Bear (shudder), we reckon Tom Cavanagh is a good call for this.

Possible tagline: "He’s growing up. At last."

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Back
10 of 10
 

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 The Transporter?
The last I heard of the Transporter TV show was a really long trailer for it - what happened to that? More

Posted by TPM007 on Thursday October 4, 2012, 23:26

2 "Inception" TV SHOW!!!!!!
This would be the most amazing show ever if, in each episode, they went into a different dream for a different reason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would be THE BEST More

Posted by Arnster5 on Thursday October 4, 2012, 22:50

3 i love Amy Ryan
Falco’s still busy on Nurse Jackie, so how about Amy Ryan THANK YOU for saying that i saw her in gone baby gone and jack goes boating and i am gonna watch The Wire one of these days i would love it if she had her own tv show :) More

Posted by bill the butcher on Wednesday October 3, 2012, 17:39

4 Isn't S.H.I.E.L.D meant to be set in a totally diiferent "Universe" to the MCU?
Last I heard Kevin Fiege was adamant that the TV shows based on Marvel Characters (Hulk especially) would have absolutely no relation to the films. Basically the same way that Marvel comics and Ultimate Marvel comics take place in different realities. Have I missed him giving up on that? More

Posted by everton on Wednesday October 3, 2012, 14:25

5
oooh, looking for to Psycho and SIlence of the Lambs.. could be awesome. How about Amy Madigan for Fargo? More

Posted by chris wootton on Wednesday October 3, 2012, 14:20

6 remiinds me....
Is it just me or does this remind anyone else of a sort of Quantum Leap thing. Back in the 90's with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. More

Posted by jamie.waring77 on Wednesday October 3, 2012, 11:05

7
Am I the only one that all these feel like cheap rip offs...........oh dear. More

Posted by Happy Shrapnel on Wednesday October 3, 2012, 09:15

8
* Jon Cryer. Alan's his character. Doh. More

Posted by MartinHeron on Tuesday October 2, 2012, 20:38

9
Was excited when About a Boy popped up but that sounds bad. It could do with a mini-series to flesh out the parts of the book that the film deviates from, but just to take the concept of man-befriends-boy? Why don't you just get rid of Alan Cryer and have One And a Half Men? More

Posted by MartinHeron on Tuesday October 2, 2012, 20:37

10 Alternative tagline for Fargo
'Yaaaaaaa!' More

Posted by onephatnelly on Tuesday October 2, 2012, 20:24

SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS

SAVE UP TO 69% GET 12 ISSUES FOR ONLY £25
Get the best seat in the house by subscribing to the world's biggest movie magazine today. Save up to 69% and every month you'll get exclusive subscriber-only covers, access to the biggest stars and the best news, reviews and behind-the-scenes reports straight from the set. Click here to find the perfect offer for you


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 10 Best Games Of The Year
2014's top pixel-pushers duke it out for the number one slot

Dan Stevens: The Breakout Star Of 2014
We congratulate The Guest star on his year to remember

The 15 Most Memorable Character Deaths Of The Year
2014’s RIP honour roll

Review Of The Year: 10 Best Soundtracks Of 2014
The scores and OSTs to add to your playlist

Watch: Night At The Museum's Cast Share Their Favourite Robin Williams Performance
Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Ben Kingsley pay tribute to the actor

Watch: Jack O'Connell And Luke Treadaway Talk Unbroken
On POWs, panto and how to name your bomber

Review Of 2014: The 15 Best Cameos Of The Year
Our favourite one-scene movie-stealers

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)