Bad Boys 3 may never get off the ground, but a TV spinoff just got real. New reports suggest that Sony Pictures TV is pitching a small-screen version of the Bad Boys franchise both starring, and based around Gabrielle Union’s DEA character.
There’s a new Black Samurai riding to the rescue. Starz confirms that Common will executive produce and star in an update of the 1977 film and its literary inspiration, with Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Mitchell Diggs executive producing for Wu Films.
It’s getting harder and harder to make a name for your show in broadcast TV, and even moderately successful adaptations like FOX’s Lethal Weapon continue to pave the way for more recognizable IP. Latest on the list is a sequel series of sorts to Will Smith and Gene Hackman’s 1998 Enemy of the State, with Jerry Bruckheimer onboard to produce.
We’ve heard about Top Gun 2 for several years now, but with the passing of original director Tony Scott and Tom Cruise’s consistently busy schedule, it’s hard to believe that it might actually happen. We may be closer to that long-developing sequel than ever before, as Cruise has met with producer Jerry Bruckheimer about Top Gun 2, and there’s photographic evidence to prove it.
Jerry Bruckheimer just can’t stay out of the water. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise producer is teaming up with Dead Men Tell No Tales writer Jeff Nathanson to adapt Glenn Stout’s non-fiction book Young Woman and the Sea, with Cinderella’s Lily James on board to play Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel.
The trend of major movies rebooting as TV series seems to have fallen behind the current crop of revivals, but we may yet have a late entry into the former, one King Kong has nothing on. A new report says Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a Training Day TV series eyed for one of the major networks, albeit with a casting twist.
The DC foothold on TV isn’t losing traction anytime soon, as now that CBS Supergirl has her pilot marching orders, so too does FOX’s Lucifer series have a greenlight, deriving from Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman series. Not only that, but Jerry Bruckheimer and Len Wiseman have been added to the talent pool bringing Lucifer to light.