• [NEWS] "Bewitched" movie in early development at Sony

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu Mar 25 09:28:16 2021
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    They competely screwed it up last time. :-(


    From Variety.com ...


    'Bewitched' Movie in Development at Sony
    ----------------------------------------
    Sony Pictures is in early development on a new adaptation of
    the classic sitcom "Bewitched," starring Elizabeth Montgomery.

    Montgomery starred for eight seasons as Samantha Stephens, a
    witch married to an ordinary man named Darrin (Dick York and
    later Dick Sargent) and whose magical powers often cause -
    yet, sometimes solve - a few wrinkles in her life as a
    typical suburban housewife.

    Created by Sol Saks, under executive producer Harry Ackerman,
    "Bewitched" ran from 1964 to 1972 on ABC and was a defining
    example of the genre. Its spinoff, "Tabitha" (focused on
    Samantha and Darren's daughter), ran for one season.

    The new film comes from producers John Davis and John Fox
    ("Dolemite Is My Name," "Game Night") with a script written
    by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("12 Monkeys,"
    "MacGyver"). Matalas has an overall deal at CBS and is
    currently co-running "Star Trek: Picard." The quartet is
    also developing the "Witch Mountain" remake for Disney Plus.

    Notably, this is not Sony's first film adaptation of the
    series. In 2005, the studio released "Bewitched," a
    romantic-comedy from writer-director Nora Ephron, starring
    Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell as actors playing Samantha
    and Darrin on a remake of the classic television show.

    Since its finale in 1972, "Bewitched" has been a beloved
    hallmark of the sitcom genre, most recently referenced in
    Marvel's Disney Plus series "WandaVision," which used the
    show as inspiration for its early episodes.

    Matalas and Fickett are repped by ICM Partners and
    AJ Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Matalas
    is also repped by David Kanter at Anonymous Content.


    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/bewitched-movie-development-sony-pictures-1234937339/>




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  • From Lynn McGuire@lynnmcguire5@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Wed Mar 24 16:00:37 2021
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    On 3/24/2021 3:28 PM, Your Name wrote:

    They competely screwed it up last time.  :-(


    From Variety.com ...


       'Bewitched' Movie in Development at Sony
       ----------------------------------------
       Sony Pictures is in early development on a new adaptation of
       the classic sitcom "Bewitched," starring Elizabeth Montgomery.

       Montgomery starred for eight seasons as Samantha Stephens, a
       witch married to an ordinary man named Darrin (Dick York and
       later Dick Sargent) and whose magical powers often cause -
       yet, sometimes solve - a few wrinkles in her life as a
       typical suburban housewife.

       Created by Sol Saks, under executive producer Harry Ackerman,
       "Bewitched" ran from 1964 to 1972 on ABC and was a defining
       example of the genre. Its spinoff, "Tabitha" (focused on
       Samantha and Darren's daughter), ran for one season.

       The new film comes from producers John Davis and John Fox
       ("Dolemite Is My Name," "Game Night") with a script written
       by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett ("12 Monkeys,"
       "MacGyver"). Matalas has an overall deal at CBS and is
       currently co-running "Star Trek: Picard." The quartet is
       also developing the "Witch Mountain" remake for Disney Plus.

       Notably, this is not Sony's first film adaptation of the
       series. In 2005, the studio released "Bewitched," a
       romantic-comedy from writer-director Nora Ephron, starring
       Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell as actors playing Samantha
       and Darrin on a remake of the classic television show.

       Since its finale in 1972, "Bewitched" has been a beloved
       hallmark of the sitcom genre, most recently referenced in
       Marvel's Disney Plus series "WandaVision," which used the
       show as inspiration for its early episodes.

       Matalas and Fickett are repped by ICM Partners and
       AJ Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Matalas
       is also repped by David Kanter at Anonymous Content.


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    There was just a Bewitched movie. Wandavision on Disney+ !

    Lynn


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