While television shows have been making the jump from small screen to big screen for as long as we can remember, until recently, it was much less common for things to work the other way around. Now, with TV getting multi-platform content, and more A-list stars and higher production value than ever before, it seems to be the format that’s generating all the excitement. And with the success of new movie-based TV shows like Fargo and Ash vs. Evil Dead, Hollywood is gearing up to expand a lot more feature films for television. The following are 12 such movie adaptations you can expect to be coming soon to a living room near you.
12. Rush Hour
Although Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker might have seemed like an unlikely pairing at the onset, they’ve actually turned out to be one of the best buddy cop duos of all time, rivaling the likes of legendary partnerships such as Riggs and Murtaugh, or Tango and Cash.
The Rush Hour film franchise grossed nearly $1 billion worldwide and now it looks like it’s destined to make the jump to the small screen with a TV series scheduled to debut on CBS in early 2016. The series will be a reimagining of the original story, featuring the misadventures of a straight-laced Hong Kong cop (played by Jackie Chan in the movies) and an LAPD loose cannon (originally portrayed by Chris Tucker).
The script for the series is being penned by Bill Lawrence and Black McCormick, with director Jon Turteltaub coming on board in place of Brett Ratner, who has moved into the position of executive producer.