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  • #16
    TV shows to remake:

    The Name of the Game (update for TV)

    All In The Family (for HBO or another uncensored cable outfit) - America NEEDS this show!

    Mannix - the coolest P.I. in TV history!! (for USA or TBS)

    Green Acres - with Matt "The Simpsons" Groening as the creative director

    Gay versions of Gunsmoke, The Virginian, and Daniel Boone (for Bravo)

    Columbo and McCloud - Have them alternate weeks, just like in the 70's

    Good Times - a better show in the 70's than any of the black sit-coms today

    Perry Mason - Kevin Spacey goes small-screen a la Keifer Sutherland.

    The Invaders - This was the creepiest show ever. Speilberg as Executive Director, and give it a decent budget.

    ...and I'm going to go out on a limb with this one...

    The Ed Sullivan Show - okay, it won't be Ed, but I'd love to see a diverse, hip, show with a mix of comedy, music, acrobatics, skits, etc. Kind of like a cross between Letterman, SNL, and Cirque du Soleil, but hipper than all three. Something for everyone in each hour, male, female, any age, any background. Like a guy juggling chainsaws followed by a girl who can rap really fast, then some amazing daredevil stunt. Opening monologue by a different guest comedian every week. Two appearances each show by a hot new music group. Repeating gags like "The Amorous Librarian" or "The Naked Comedian". This would fill the void that a lot of the "reality" crap is filling now. Maybe even have a guest host a la SNL.
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    • #17
      I've always wondered why William Pene DuBois' children's book "The Twenty-One Balloons" never was adapted into a feature film. Very cool story, lots of possibilities with today's special effects.

      That is, so long as they didn't ruin it as Disney recently did with "Around the World in 80 Days."

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      • #18
        The Omega Man/ aka "I Am Legend"

        This is a project that's been floating around hollywood for some time. The 90's rumors had Arnold in the lead, but he never committed to it.

        Heard recent news this is now finally in pre-production with Will Smith taking the lead role... Niiiiice script too!

        Here's a link to the script - Screenplay by Mark Protosevich
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        • #19
          that'd be cool!

          Another I'd like to see done (right)

          Is I, Robot (Harlan Ellison took pains to make a real script for it a few years ago...one that was actually I Robot..not a std action movie with the title pasted on it for cred)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Counterpoint
            Columbo and McCloud - Have them alternate weeks, just like in the 70's


            Great ideas... but half the fun and magic is in the casting. So who gets to do Columbo?
            Paul Giamatti!



            McCloud?
            I'm stumped...
            Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Lee Knight


              Great ideas... but half the fun and magic is in the casting. So who gets to do Columbo?
              Paul Giamatti!


              That's brilliant! Or Jerry Stiller maybe? (Peter Falk is Jewish.)

              McCloud could be played by Sam Elliott. Or for something different, James Cromwell?
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              • #22
                Well, I guess I ned to be more specific in my wishes.

                Knight Rider is coming to the big screen.

                Larson has bandied about the project for years. "A number of people wanted to do a pure comedic send-up of it, but I always felt that would throw away the franchise," he said. "There was always some humor on the show, but this film will probably have more gallows, foxhole humor.


                Gallows humor. For a talking car.

                But wait, it gets better.

                Larson wouldn't say whether David Hasselhoff, who starred in the series, would appear in a cameo or if William Daniels would reprise his role as the voice of K.I.T.T.

                Other Larson TV series being developed as film adaptations include "Magnum, P.I." at Imagine Entertainment and "The Fall Guy" at Warner Bros. Pictures.
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                • #23
                  I've heard they're working on an "A-Team" movie as well, with a possible Mr. T cameo. Uhhh, whatever.

                  As long as they are reworking every available PI series, "The Rockford Files" would be a good fit for somebody. James Garner could play Rocky now that he's like, old.

                  Speaking of the Six Million Dollar Man, The real guy recently passed on

                  Film footage of Peterson's crash was seen in the opening credits of the series.

                  But unlike Majors' Steve Austin character, who gained superhuman powers after parts of his body were replaced with advanced "bionic" technology, Peterson underwent conventional surgery after narrowly escaping death.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Billster
                    As long as they are reworking every available PI series, "The Rockford Files" would be a good fit for somebody. James Garner could play Rocky now that he's like, old.


                    The Rockford Files was such a good show. Like I said earlier, the casting is it, man. The Rockford Files wouldn't be anything without the perfect lead.

                    So who's the perfect lead for The Rockford Files? He can't be too flashy, he lives in a trailer right? He's got to be handsome and charming, drive a cool car, but be real. He's got to have seedy friends but be distant from that lifestyle... rolling his eyes in mock dispair at loser behaviour.

                    Who's that guy that could play Rockford?
                    Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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                    • #25
                      Canon - starring Jack Black
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Lee Knight
                        Who's that guy that could play Rockford?


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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by zeronyne


                          Anderton. Craig Anderton.



                          Nice! ...and we know for a fact he's got seedy friends.
                          Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Lee Knight


                            The Rockford Files was such a good show. Like I said earlier, the casting is it, man. The Rockford Files wouldn't be anything without the perfect lead.

                            So who's the perfect lead for The Rockford Files? He can't be too flashy, he lives in a trailer right? He's got to be handsome and charming, drive a cool car, but be real. He's got to have seedy friends but be distant from that lifestyle... rolling his eyes in mock dispair at loser behaviour.

                            Who's that guy that could play Rockford?


                            Had to think for a minute

                            Nicholas Cage as Rockford

                            Jack Black as Angel

                            Dennis Leary as Becker's prick Lieutenant boss.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Billster


                              Had to think for a minute

                              Nicholas Cage as Rockford

                              Jack Black as Angel

                              Dennis Leary as Becker's prick Lieutenant boss.


                              Hey... that's pretty good!
                              Thomas Jefferson said... "The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter." hmmm...

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                              • #30
                                *Some of these names you may have to look up on IMDB... Ok, here goes:


                                Jude Law- It Takes a Thief

                                James Gandolfini- Cannon

                                Vin Diesel - Kojack

                                Morgan Freeman - Barnaby Jones

                                Ashley Judd - Mary Tyler Moore

                                Beyonce Knowles - Get Christy Love

                                Stanley Tucci - The Love Boat(Capt Stubing)

                                Mickey Rouke - Baretta

                                Jennifer Anniston - That Girl

                                Don Cheadle & (comedian)Monique - The Jeffersons

                                Jenna Elfman & Parker Posey - Laverne & Shirley

                                Jack Black & Simon Cowell - The Odd Couple

                                ~Welcome Back Kotter:

                                Mr Kotter - Robin Williams
                                Barbarino - Sean William Scott(Stifler)
                                Washington - Nick Cannon
                                Epstien - Wilmer Valderrama
                                Horshack - Adam Sandler or Johnny Knoxville
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