We are running out of ideas for Hollywood movies! And worse news is that we are running out of old shows to remake. So what’s left? A-Team… someone got that one already. Blossom? Don’t hurt my brainmeats! Hey I got it! I Dream of Jeannie!!
Producer Sid Ganis has hired Rita Hsiao to re-write the current script, and is extremely optimistic about the outcome. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about her idea, Ganis said: “She has a terrific, bright, fresh approach to Jeannie’s story, with a twist and turn along the way.”
The Bewitched remake wasn’t bad, but I liked the twist they went with. I worry that some of the charm of the original series stemmed mostly because of the era it was set in. So the plan is to have the big screen adaptation have Jeannie being brought to a modern world.
But of all the old TV Series being regurgitated into feature films, you have to stick with the iconic ones and this surely fits that bill.
Besides, who wouldn’t want to see a movie with some scantily clad blond beauty calling you “Master”? Hopefully they will get a solid actor to play the busty blond wish granting Jeannie and not fall back on Jessica Simpson or some other fluff actor.
Who would you like to see as Jeannie?