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.
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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.
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.
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.
Why is it always the woman who is "successful but unfulfilled." What does that really mean? That she needs a good...? Gimme a break
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.
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?
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
Second favorite movie EVER. The screenwriter died in a lame car wreck. Leave her baby alone.
Loved the movie, not sure I'd watch the tv show. I bet they'd mess it up.
Anything but another reality show...please, ANYTHING!!!!
Why not theve been remaking everthing else might be a winner????
If they're tweaking the premise, why is it a remake? Just for the brand name benefit?
romance my bone
Anything is better than "Housewives From Hell"!
Sounds better than "Dancing With The Freaks" with Chaz/Chasity Bonehead
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.
Sounds like we've seen it all before... and we're sick of it! No thanks.
At least it's not another reality show
Love Boat meets Indiana Jones.
I predict they will only make 13 episodes, and no more than 9 of them will be aired.
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.
Wow, she fell off the ugly horse right onto the ugly cactus.
Sounds as boring as all the other series on tv.
Kathleen Turner has old people breff.
Maybe if you read the article you would not write a stupid remark? Ya think?
Vic, sounds like you in need of a breff mint. or do you prefer binanca for the fruity poop breff?
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.
I agree!! totally!!
The movie was great in 1984. I Love the idea. All that's on this summer has been "teenage drama"
Are they going to have some really cheezy 80's synth music playing in the background when they're running away from people?
as long as it's not another law or medical show I'm all for giving it a shot!!!!!
With this idea NBC is "dropping a biscuit."
Who is the butch girl with Kathleen Turner?
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.
You know, at this point, as long as it isn't another reality show, I'm all for it.
Dang......time hasn't stood still for either of them.
I think it is about time hollywood adapted a sucessful,old movie into a failed tv series.
Better see the first episode because there may not be a second.
Kathleen Turner's dad looks great in that picture.
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.
Hollywood is DEAD!!!!!!
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!
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
It's called jersey shore
Derek, hit me up.
Anyway, terrible movies, but good concept for a tv show.
Romancing the Stone was anything but terrible.
Come on CNN, you could've shown a picture of them when they were in the movie.
That was totally uncalled for....................:)
No they couldn't, they don't have the rights to those images.
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?? 🙂
You asked, "WHY NOT"??
Four words: "Jewel of the Nile"