According to our research, there are roughly only nine motion pictures remaining that haven’t been turned into TV shows.
*waits 60 seconds*
According to our research, there are now only eight motion pictures remaining that haven’t been earmarked for the small screen. The latest film to get a television makeover? That’d be Michel Gondry‘s critically acclaimed 2004 romantic sci-fi rom-com Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Presumably this adaptation will not morph into a zany sitcom featuring Jim Belushi, but television can be a complicated beast sometimes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this TV take on Eternal Sunshine is being partially shepherded by producer Steve Golin who produced the original film as CEO of Anonymous Content. Chuck scribe Zev Borow is said to be nearing a deal to pen a script for the would-be series. Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the movie, so, uh, no pressure, Zev.
As warmly received dramas like Westworld and Fargo have shown, there’s no reason to instantly dread a TV adaptation. Being cautious isn’t a bad idea, but there’s no guarantee Eternal Sunshine can’t make for worthwhile television. (We doubt Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet will be popping back in, mind you.) Until a network, cast, and other minor details are sorted out, it may be best to wait for these factors to be determined before screaming blasphemy in the direction of this particular project.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)