SYFY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
This weekend, SyFy rolled out the first of many planned fairy-tale updates with Beauty and the Beast. The venture was announced with enough pomp and circumstance to think that perhaps SyFy was finally embracing the camp appeal of their movies-of-the-week, and setting out to create a linked set of films—a grownup’s Faerie Tale Theatre.
Unfortunately, SyFy seems to have given this venture the same short shrift it’s given all its other movies, and their premiere effort ends up simply [beast-related pun].
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NBC LOOKING AT ‘SHAUN OF THE DEAD’ SERIES
Simon Pegg has denied this on his twitter page, but getthebigpicture.net lists other movies that could be turned into a tv series:
NBC is remaking The Rockford Files, and it has cast Dermot Mulroney to play Jim Rockford. I’m going to need more convincing about that, but I’ve pretty much made up my mind on this: No Shaun of the Dead TV series, please.
The Guardian reports that NBC and its UK subsidiary, Working Title, might produce a bunch of big screen to small screen adaptations. It’s a cost-cutting move for a corporation over the barrel because it affords NBC to bring familiar stories and characters to prime time. On that basis, it’s hard to blame the network for looking into it; TV is all about giving people what they want and NBC is having no luck thinking of new ideas that accomplish that.
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I love fairy tale updates, and reimagined stories – I hope that ‘Beauty and the Beast’ picks up, or that SyFy don’t give up with that if it doesn’t take off! I also have to say I’m kind of glad Shaun of The Dead isn’t being made into a tv series – I love the movie – but I don’t know how it would translate to tv. What fairy-tale would you like to see be made into a tv show? What about movie?
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