'Romancing the Stone' series coming to NBC
September 1st, 2011
05:52 PM ET

'Romancing the Stone' series coming to NBC

OK, Hollywood is officially out of ideas.

The latest remake plot involves bringing 1984 action-adventure movie “Romancing the Stone” to the small screen.

NBC has purchased a TV series adaptation of the Robert Zemeckis movie, reports Deadline.com.

In the original film, Kathleen Turner plays a romance writer who finds adventure with an American bird exporter (Michael Douglas). The character is on a quest to pay the ransom on her kidnapped sister in South America. Exciting.

NBC’s new version will reportedly have some modern tweaks. The female lead will be a “successful but unfulfilled” woman who tackles missions with a handsome adventurer each weekly episode … with an overarching search for her missing brother.

What do you think of the remake? Sound off below!


soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Amy

    A "successful but unfulfilled" woman is a MODERN twist?! Give it a rest. It sounds like the plot of every terrible Kate Hudson / Katherine Heigl rom-com.

    September 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. scf

    My husband has been saying for at least a year, that Hollywood has no more creativity. Good to see it in print! We stopped going to movies several years ago. Anything that requires much of a brain on TV doesn't last.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Brad

    Sounds perfectly awful!! Can't anyone think of good qualtiy anymore? Reinventing the wheel and reality shows about anything that comes to mind..... May have to quit watching everything but football.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. minnie

    Why is it always the woman who is "successful but unfulfilled." What does that really mean? That she needs a good...? Gimme a break

    September 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gorgon1001

    It jumps off the page: The changing of the character from a romance novel writer to a "successful but unfulfilled woman." (Whatever that actually means.) The original movie was a satire on the romance genre and that's one of the things that made it funny and special. The producers are missing a superb chance to bookend their episodes with narration that converts the "real life" experience viewers see into funny and/or touching sequences from her "novel." Bad choice it terms of style and it misses one more thing: The chance to give the show's writers something to hang onto right out of the chute. It sounds cheesy...since it's television it'll probably work. But if the writing isn't any better than the news release, I won't be watching it.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Children's Television Jerkshop

      What it means to be a successful but unfulfilled woman: Oprah Winfrey.

      Seriously...how long has she been waiting for Stedman Graham to get on creaky bended knee and PROPOSE, dang it?

      September 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Andre59

    I think that would be just great. I enjoyed the movies a lot. I would love to see if ithey wouldl keep DeVito's character and who would play him. He would be a great villian. Can't wait to see it

    September 2, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Tom

    Second favorite movie EVER. The screenwriter died in a lame car wreck. Leave her baby alone.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nikki

    Loved the movie, not sure I'd watch the tv show. I bet they'd mess it up.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Gary Tucker

    Anything but another reality show...please, ANYTHING!!!!

    September 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TF

    Why not theve been remaking everthing else might be a winner????

    September 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Larry

    If they're tweaking the premise, why is it a remake? Just for the brand name benefit?

    September 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ikihi

    romance my bone

    September 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Vic

    Anything is better than "Housewives From Hell"!

    September 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Spy

    Sounds better than "Dancing With The Freaks" with Chaz/Chasity Bonehead

    September 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Boston

    I feel like the majority of the people that have responded. At least it's not another reality show or some boo hoo tween drama. Give it a shot. You never can tell unless you try. It just might work.

    September 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. amanda

    Sounds like we've seen it all before... and we're sick of it! No thanks.

    September 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Bud

    At least it's not another reality show

    September 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. John Prang

    Love Boat meets Indiana Jones.

    September 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Anomic Office Drone

    I predict they will only make 13 episodes, and no more than 9 of them will be aired.

    September 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dave C

    We've had TV shows from movies before with great success (M*A*S*H anyone?). If it has good writing, acting and directing, it is sure to be cancelled in favor of either a news or game show.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  21. derp

    Wow, she fell off the ugly horse right onto the ugly cactus.

    September 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. AJ

    Sounds as boring as all the other series on tv.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  23. dd pooomp

    Kathleen Turner has old people breff.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vic

      Maybe if you read the article you would not write a stupid remark? Ya think?

      September 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • dd pooomp

      Vic, sounds like you in need of a breff mint. or do you prefer binanca for the fruity poop breff?

      September 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. T

    Wow, this is what Hollywood comes up with....
    Well, it could be worse – remember the movie M*A*S*H* ? It Became a successful 11 year tv series on the tube and also that flop movie "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" later became a huge hit on w/ Sarah M. Gellar even spinning off another hit show "Angel". Who knows ?

    Maybe, instead of drowning us all in reality shows (ad infinitum), Hollywood would mine old movies ('40s to '80s) to make into tv series.

    September 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. gibby

    The movie was great in 1984. I Love the idea. All that's on this summer has been "teenage drama"

    September 2, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  26. erich2112x

    Are they going to have some really cheezy 80's synth music playing in the background when they're running away from people?

    September 2, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  27. tulsa

    as long as it's not another law or medical show I'm all for giving it a shot!!!!!

    September 2, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. Takin a Deuce

    With this idea NBC is "dropping a biscuit."

    September 2, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  29. The Urinator

    Who is the butch girl with Kathleen Turner?

    September 2, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. patNY

    Loved the movie, not sure about the TV concept. But, it would be nice to see a resurgence of the hour long prime-time soaps, like Dynasty.

    September 2, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  31. milk

    You know, at this point, as long as it isn't another reality show, I'm all for it.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  32. Timme62

    Dang......time hasn't stood still for either of them.

    September 2, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  33. the_dude

    I think it is about time hollywood adapted a sucessful,old movie into a failed tv series.

    September 2, 2011 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  34. Bruce

    Better see the first episode because there may not be a second.

    September 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Evel Knievel

    Kathleen Turner's dad looks great in that picture.

    September 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andre59

      What? Afraid of aging and might not like what U see of yourself? Mike looks great almost 30yrs later. Kathleen, EH! not so much but love her just the same.

      September 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. randy

    Hollywood is DEAD!!!!!!

    September 1, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mpe1

      Hollywood isn't dead, Its just Brain Dead. Reality shows make up more and more #$%^ on the networks and pay tv.
      There isn;t an origional thought left there anylonger!

      September 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  37. RadioActive Redhead

    why don't they make television shows out of songs? I mean come on think about it "I Touch Myself I Want You To Love Me" that would be an instant hit

    September 1, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  38. KeeKeeDee

    Derek, hit me up.

    Anyway, terrible movies, but good concept for a tv show.

    September 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  39. TJ

    Come on CNN, you could've shown a picture of them when they were in the movie.

    September 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Judy

    I think it could work!! The movie was Cute! Yet it had some adventure..So considering what ELSE we have to choose from, I think IT has just as good a chance as anything else!! "WHY NOT"?? Right?? :)

    September 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Children's Television Jerkshop

      You asked, "WHY NOT"??

      Four words: "Jewel of the Nile"

      September 2, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |

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