Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tom Hanks Comedy Classic 'Big' Set For Fox Series Remake

Film - Tom Hanks - 'Big'

"Big," the 1988 comedy that earned a fresh-faced Tom Hanks an Oscar nomination, is getting the remake treatment as a TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Fox is looking to make an "event series" out of the Penny Marshall movie, and the project will be scripted by "Enlisted" co-creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce. THR describes the small screen "Big" as a "half-hour comedy, which is envisioned as an ongoing series with a cable model episode count."

The flick starred Hanks as the grown-up version of a young boy who makes a wish at a carnival fortune teller to become "big." He gets his way, with Hanks waking up as the boy in a man's body, where he must suddenly navigate the adult world, while staying true to his (literal) inner child.

So far, Fox has only ordered a script from Biegel and Royce. "Enlisted" didn't fare well with audiences -- it was axed by Fox for low ratings earlier this year after less than a full season -- but was a critical darling, so our fingers are crossed for a high-quality take on the comedy classic.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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