REBOOTS & REMAKES: From "The A-Team" to "The Mist"

What barrel is Hollywood scraping the bottom of now? Here’s another list of five old properties currently being revamped for your TV viewing pleasure.

The A-Team

In 1983, NBC introduced America to a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. Today, still wanting an easy hit, 20th Century Fox is remaking the damn thing but, like, not a total sausage fest this time. Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim is writing.

Jack Ryan

The hero of Hunt for Red October and other lesser movies will be transformed into a generic TV super-spy if Lost co-ruiner Carlton Cuse and Lost writer Graham Roland get their way. Don’t worry, he’ll be young and sexy like Chris Pine in the bomb Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, not a wizened family man like Harrison Ford in the successful movies, so yay?

Training Day

Ever wonder what happens 15 years after the end of Training Day with Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke? Of course not, but CBS is going to show you anyway in a sequel series from the movie’s director Antoine Fuqua and guru Jerry Bruckheimer.

RED

The creative team behind the zany retired CIA operatives action-comedy movie are bringing their vision to NBC, only without the all-star cast of Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, and John Malkovich. In other words, they got nothing.

The Mist

Want a Walking Dead clone with Stephen King’s name slapped on it? Um, kind of, yeah. Okay, this one doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. The forgettable/forgotten movie was about monsters picking off any civilians dumb enough to wander into the mysterious mist. Christian Torpe, creator of Denmark’s Rita, is penning the show.

 

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