Black Entertainment : Sony Is Considering Miniseries Reboots/Reimaginings of TV Classics Including ‘Good Times’ and ‘The J

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    Sony Is Considering Miniseries Reboots/Reimaginings of TV Classics Including ‘Good Times’ and ‘The Jeffersons’

    As we already know, Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin are developing a feature film based on the 1970s hit sitcom “Good Times” – news that, as I recall, many of you weren’t too enthused by – and “Black-Ish” creator Kenya Barris was hired last year to pen the proposed film’s script, apparently replacing Phil Johnston (“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Cedar Rapids”) who was initially hired.


    Rudin will produce the film with Eli Bush, with a story (as was initially revealed in 2013, when the project was first announced) that will be set in the 1960s, although we know nothing more than that, as in what specific story the film will tell (likely about a black family to start with), what approach the studio and producers take, whether it will be a straight comedy, more of a drama, or a mixture of the two; and also whether all the charcters from the TV series will transfer to the feature film? Questions, questions, questions…

    And since it’ll be set in the 60s, we assume it will reflect the social and political climate of the time; there’s certainly plenty of relevant material to mine. It really could go down any number of paths.


    Announced in a Variety report this evening, Sony is apparently thinking of doing even more with “Good Times,” as well as other classic Norman Lear series from the 1970s and 1980s, including “The Jeffersons” and “All in the Family.”

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    Sony Is Considering Miniseries Reboots/Reimaginings of TV Classics Including 'Good Times' and 'The Jeffersons'

    As we already know, Sony Pictures and producer Scott...
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