We're a little bit more excited about the prospect of a new Arrested Development miniseries - yay! - but that's because we've become rather cynical when it comes to movie adaptations of TV classics.
For every Inbetweeners Movie or Serenity (based on Firefly), there are a bunch of shows that promised big-screen adventures and never delivered.
Some series in particular are always linked to the silver screen, so we've gathered five together to assess the likelihood that they'll make it to the world of popcorn, nachos and oversized beverages. Will any of them manage it?
Even before Entourage finished earlier this year, the show's cast and crew were telling anyone who'd listen that Vince and the boys would be coming to a cinema near you. Certainly, there's scope for a Hangover-style romp, which could be fun. On the other hand, by the time a potential film hits the screens, will anyone still care about Adrian Grenier and the boys? If there has to be a movie, we'd suggest focusing entirely on Ari Gold.
If you get a show as big as Doctor Who with a famously strident fanbase, it's not surprising that rumours of a movie float about. A lot. Just imagine the adventures the Doctor and his TARDIS could have over 90 minutes (and on a bigger budget, too). The studios would surely love it as well - it's family friendly with a ready-made audience. The prime opportunity would be the 50th anniversary, but considering that's in 2013 and there's not even a whiff of a big-screen blockbuster, perhaps we shouldn't be getting our hopes up just yet.
A Merlin movie would have a lot of the same appeal as a Doctor Who film - it's got a solid fanbase, it's all about the family, and hey, there's a gap in the magic market since the end of Harry Potter. Up until recently, that was about all we could say to support a film version of the show. But then co-creator Johnny Capps let slip at a recent screening that the Merlin team is in actual, proper discussions about a movie. And with the show reportedly coming to an end after series five, maybe this could be the perfect way to say goodbye?
Who wouldn't love a Misfits movie? Can you imagine seeing those orange jumpsuits on the big screen? And who knows what writer Howard Overman could do with a blockbuster-sized budget? Just imagine the joy! Unfortunately, it's not going to happen. The cast themselves told us that Howard doesn't want to rip off fans by making them shell out for what they already get on their TV sets. Still, now that Misfits has gone down well in the US thanks to its run on Hulu, maybe some Hollywood bigwig will see the potential? As much as we love the gang, we're not holding our breath.
As with Entourage, murmurs of a 24 movie began circulating way before the series had come to an end. A script was written, locations were teased (the UK! Prague! Serbia! China!), and the show's writers were telling us how awesome it would be to liberate Jack Bauer from the 24-hour concept. And then it all began to fall apart. That script was scrapped, the project was put on hold and star Kiefer Sutherland grabbed a lead role in a new TV show. Still, just today Kiefer was announcing that a new screenplay is almost done. Will it ever make it to screen? Touch and go.
Movies we can live without...
Dear The Event, Heroes and FlashForward. It's time to move on. It's not going to happen. Yours, Tube Talk.
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