Paramount + Features New Pet Sematary Movie, Italian Job TV Series, and More!
With the renaming of CBS All Access to Paramount + on March 4th, the studio announced a series of high-profile projects aimed at attracting potential target groups to the streaming platform, namely a new one Pet Sematary Film and a number of TV series based on Paramount’s extensive collection of classic films, including Love story, Disastrous attraction and The Italian job.
“My job is to find Paramount + The Handmaid’s Tale, the Mad Men, The Walking Dead – the show that helps define them.” Nicole Clemens, president of Paramount Studios, told THR. “It’s really ambitious and an offer that will be incredibly attractive and compelling to people looking for a different streamer in the market.”
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Here is an overview of the films that are coming out:
Pet Sematary will serve as the origin story of the popular Stephen King story, which starred in 1989 in a film starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby. A remake released in 2019 starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow. By slash film, Jeff Buehler, who wrote the film in 2019, will write the script, and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who produced the film in 2019. In fact, di Bonaventura said at the time: “I think if there is something here there will be a prequel. I think if you look at the book we haven’t covered everything that happens before the Creed family moves in. I think there is a movie there and I think I would be particularly interested in it because again it’s the source material and you’re walking towards something that also has a lot of crazy, creepy feelings. “
Disastrous attraction, which has received a script for the series engagement, is a reinterpretation of the thriller from 1987 with Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. The series will be “Told through the lens of modern attitudes when it comes to strong women, personality disorders, victim shame and coercive control.” Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin Hynes (Dirty John) will write the script and executive products with Amblin Television’s Justic Falvey and Darryl Frank.
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The Italian jobis based on the 1969 action picture with Michael Caine, which was re-shot in 2003 in the film of the same name by Mark Wahlberg / Charlize Theron. The new series from writer Matt Wheeler (Hawaii Five-0), “It revolves around the grandchildren of the legendary Charlie Croker (Cain in the original), who inherits his old safe and rekindles the search for the infamous Italian gold bar.” The producer of the original film, Donald De Line, will act as the producer of the series that Clemens will serve as “Big, fun, international show.”
Love storyis based on the popular 1970 feature film that many consider to be one of the great romantic films of all time. The new TV series is produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (The OC, Gossip Girl). “From the main cover theme to the class conflict to the classic American style, Love Story is a true icon. “ Schwartz and Savage said in a joint statement to THR. “We’re thrilled to update it for the next generation and to work again with Nicole and the Paramount Television Studios team and our friends at CBS Television Studios.”
Flashdance is based on the 1983 feature of the same name in which Jennifer Beals played the lead role. The new series, developed with a script for the pilot engagement in October, will focus on the following “A black woman struggling to make a name for herself in the ballet world” and will serve as a sequel to the original film, albeit in the present. Angela Robinson (The L-word) will produce and direct the pilot. And Beals is not involved, according to Handel.
The parallax view is a new version of the 1974 film that starred Warren Beatty, Hume Cronym and William Daniels. It was the second of Alan J. Pakula’s “Political Paranoia Trilogy,” which was also included Klute (1971) and All the President’s men (1976). The plot revolved around a reporter’s investigation into a mysterious organization called Parallax Corp. whose specialty happens to be political assassination. The new hiring, currently looking for an author, is from Paula Wagner (Impossible mission).
According to Handel, these projects follow series that have already been announced The offer, the series is based on the production of The Godfather and Fat: Rise of the Pink Ladies.