A quick look at some of the most popular TV series that were turned into successful movies, or almost A-Team that released on Friday draws from the TV show of the same name. Earlier this month, the second edition of Sex And The City movie opened in India, though the response was lukewarm. This film was an extension of the TV show of the same name.
These and several others in the past prove that Hollywood has found a goldmine of plots in forgotten TV shows. Several adaptations the Mission Impossible and Charlie’s Angels series have been blockbusters at the international and Indian box office. The purpose, probably, is to recapture the magic of the small screen classics. The result, however, doesn’t seem to have affected Hollywood filmmakers.
A quick check on the movies that were discovered from TV shows:
The film produced by 20th Century Fox has the same story as the TV show but with a modern look and feel and of course, new actors.
Sex And The City
The film produced by Sarah Jessica Parker takes off in the movie where the TV show left before it ended. Two editions down with poor comments from critics, we don’t know if a third one is underway or not.
Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu performed stunts and action sequences in two editions of the
film that came from the TV show that ran back in the 1970s.
The two Tom Cruise film versions full of dangerous stunts had practically nothing to do with the TV series of the same name that ran in the 1960s.
The film and the TV show were equally entertaining, the characters were the same, except that the show had many more stories and the film was finite.