Several new pilots have snared an upwards thumb from the respective studio financiers, and not surprisingly – since it’s the current trend – these few are based on pre-exisiting celluloid properties.
”Parasite, one of the most acclaimed movies of 2019, is heading to HBO as a limited series.
Bong Joon Ho, who wrote and directed the Palme d’Or winner and Oscar hopeful, is teaming with Adam McKay, whose recent work The Big Short and Vice earned him multiple award nominations and whose HBO drama, Succession, just took home the Golden Globe for best drama series.
Deals are not done, but talks are underway with HBO, which came out on top following a fierce bidding war with Netflix for the rights.” [More…]
The Last of the Mohicans
”Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga and ‘Watchmen’ director Nicole Kassell are behind the update from Paramount Television.
WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streaming service HBO Max has handed out a script order for the TV series based on James Fenimore Cooper’s historic novel. Written by Emmy winner Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) and Nick Osborne (Remember Me, All About Steve), the series has Nicole Kassell (Watchmen) on board to direct.
The new take is described as a retelling of Cooper’s French and Indian War novel that focuses on the unlikely romance between Uncas, a young Mohican, and Cora, the mixed-race daughter of a British colonel.” [More…]
”Kevin Hart is re-enrolling in Night School at NBC’s behest.
The Peacock net has placed a pilot order for a multi-cam sitcom based on the 2018 Universal comedy pic that starred Hart and Tiffany Haddish, neither of whom will appear in the TV adaptation. Hart, however, is on board as an exec producer.
The Community-esque project — from Marlon creator Chris Moynihan — “centers on a unique mix of adults at a night school GED prep class who unexpectedly bond over their shared experience and find themselves helping each other both inside and outside of the classroom,” per the official logline.
Joining Hart and Moynihan in the EP ranks are Will Packer and Malcolm Lee.” [More…]