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10 Movie-To-TV Projects We're Excited About
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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."

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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


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