L.A. Confidential

To Be Continued: 18 Movie Franchises Finding New Life on TV

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 19, 2013 01:00 PM
Lionsgate/Dimension Films/Warner Bros.
Recently it seems as if TV reboots of famous and iconic films has reached a fever pitch, with ‘American Psycho’ and even ‘Man on Fire’ targeted for TV treatment on the bankability of their franchise names alone. We’ve written at length about TV adaptations as the hot new way to reboot movie franchises

You Can See That Again: How TV Shows Become the Hot New Way to Reboot Movie Franchises

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 12, 2013 10:00 AM
MGM / NBC
We’ve all heard the casual moans of fan communities that Hollywood never comes up with anything original anymore, settling into the familiar patterns of sequels, remakes, and adaptations of familiar properties to cash in on brand recognition. And while remakes have become subtly accepted as a chance for a new take on dormant properties, the recent ‘RoboCoptrailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.

'L.A. Confidential' TV Series: Sequel Adaptation from New Regency and James Ellroy

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 26, 2013 12:38 AM
Warner Bros.
It's been a good long while since we've heard anything from TNT's Frank Darabont-helmed '50's drama 'Lost Angels' (formerly 'L.A. Noir') but it seems like the drama may have a bit of thematic competition. New reports claim that New Regency will adapt James Ellroy's novel 'L.A. Confidential' (yes, it was a movie too) for a sequel series, but what network might it end up on?