Screen Junkies » The Illusionist http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:49:10 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Networks Continue To Adapt Bizarre Films With ‘The Illusionist’ And ‘In Good Company’ Remakes Coming Our Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/networks-continue-to-adapt-bizarre-films-with-the-illusionist-and-in-good-company-remakes-coming-our-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/networks-continue-to-adapt-bizarre-films-with-the-illusionist-and-in-good-company-remakes-coming-our-way/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:19:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=266185 When will it end?

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What started off as a curious trend now seems to be a borderline epidemic. Broadcast networks, unable to match the high-quality fare offered by cable channels, have started heavily leaning on remakes and adaptations, hoping that audiences will flock to the familiar, rather than going to cable networks for good, original shows. It doesn’t appear likely, but that hasn’t stopped them from trying.

Today, we’re getting news that the CW is adapting the Edward Norton magic period piece The Illusionist into a series. You may know The Illusionist as “The Magic Film That Wasn’t The Prestige.”  Ok. No real opinion there, other than it’s a very odd choice. I don’t think there are many The Illusionist fans out there, but what do I know?

Then it was announced that CBS is picking up an adaptation of In Good Company, a dramedy from the Wetiz Brothers that had Dennis Quaid working for a much younger man, who was also courting his daughter. Whatever. This is getting out of hand.

How out of hand? Here’s a list of the remake/adaptations we’ve reported on in the past month or two. Remember that this doesn’t account of existing remakes, and there are probably a few that we’re missing:

  • Uncle Buck
  • Full House
  • Shooter
  • Say Anything (killed)
  • Rush Hour
  • Problem Child
  • Scream
  • Minority Report

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