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
Man on Fire
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 ‘RoboCop’ trailer reminded us just how much passions can strain in the dissection of beloved classics.
Earlier today we heard that the wave of movie-to-TV adaptations had only grown stronger, with the Christian Bale classic 'American Psycho' being brought to the small screen, but we're not out of the woods yet. New reports reveal that 20th Century Fox TV has partnered with New Regency to adapt the story behind 2004 Denzel Washington thriller 'Man on Fire,' as well as graphic novel 'Cyclops.'