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FX is working on a limited series adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans

06.27.2013

The Last of the Mohicans

Remember when is was usually television shows made into movies and not the other way around? Now there's Bates Hotel on A&E and NBC's Hannibal as well as FX's upcoming Fargo with the Coen Brothers. THR has learned that FX is developing another series with movie ties and it's an adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's classic novel The Last of The Mohicans called Mohicans. The 1992 film version starring Daniel Day-Lewis and directed by Michael Mann was praised by critics when it was released and in particular Day-Lewis' portrayal of Hawkeye.

The series will have another connection to the film besides the source material. Chris Crowe helped co-write the 1992 screenplay and he'll be working on the script for Mohicans with Kerry McCluggage (Miami Vice) and Steve Beck co-producing. The series will cover America's early history from the perspective of the characters in Cooper's novel so Mohican might end up a little different than the film or even the book.

FX has some interesting series in the works that includes Conquistadors (based on the novel The Last Days of the Incas), Mayflower with Paul Giamatti, Grand Hotel from Sam Mendes, Mad Dog (an adaptation by Shawn Ryan of the British series), Sutton (based on the J.R. Moehringer novel and adapted by Alexander Payne), a six-part Vietnam War series called They Marched Into Sunlight by Stephen Gaghan and the previously mentioned Fargo.

I'm a huge fan of the movie but I do think a series like this could work. Sure I wish Mohicans didn't have a film or novel connection and the creators could just write an original story about America's beginnings as a country but if the limited series turns out to be as epic as the film I'm going to have to check it out.

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Extra Tidbit: Even if Mohicans is a phenomenal series I doubt any of the actors will go to the extremes Daniel Day-Lewis did preparing for his role in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.

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10:22AM on 06/27/2013
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10:36AM on 06/27/2013
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11:23AM on 06/27/2013
I think it sounds like it could be interesting.
I think it sounds like it could be interesting.
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12:12PM on 06/27/2013

The most balanced and perfect Epic film ever!!

"Great Spirit, and the maker of all life, a warrior goes to you now, as swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun, he is Uncas, my son. Welcome him at the counsel fire of my people, tell them to be patient and ask death for speed, for they are all there but one, I Chingachcook, LAST OF THE MOHICANS."
"Great Spirit, and the maker of all life, a warrior goes to you now, as swift and straight as an arrow shot into the sun, he is Uncas, my son. Welcome him at the counsel fire of my people, tell them to be patient and ask death for speed, for they are all there but one, I Chingachcook, LAST OF THE MOHICANS."
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1:00PM on 06/27/2013

I'm all for it

It's always been a favorite movie of mine, and it inspired me to read the novel years ago. The source material had even more depth and characterization in it, if you could get past the flowery language Cooper used (a sign of the times for 18th century literature, I guess). I think expanding on what was shown in the movie and maybe telling some of the other stories from the Cooper novels (there were several of them besides LOTM, featuring Hawkeye and Chingachcook) would be awesome if done
It's always been a favorite movie of mine, and it inspired me to read the novel years ago. The source material had even more depth and characterization in it, if you could get past the flowery language Cooper used (a sign of the times for 18th century literature, I guess). I think expanding on what was shown in the movie and maybe telling some of the other stories from the Cooper novels (there were several of them besides LOTM, featuring Hawkeye and Chingachcook) would be awesome if done well. I look forward to seeing this happen.
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2:14PM on 06/27/2013
I only clicked on this page thinking the headline was going to say "The Last of Us." Clever editing, Joblo.com.
I only clicked on this page thinking the headline was going to say "The Last of Us." Clever editing, Joblo.com.
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2:43PM on 06/27/2013

Great Film

Magua was(and still is) one of my all-time favorite on-screen bad guys
Magua was(and still is) one of my all-time favorite on-screen bad guys
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2:57PM on 06/27/2013
Jesse, you may be a very young guy. If I understand your first sentence, there have always been movies made into television shows. For example, 'The Odd Couple' was made into a successful show with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, 'M.A.S.H.' was originally a film turned into a successful show, as well as 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'...'Westworld' turned into 'Beyond Westworld'....'Logan's Run'....'Shaft'...and possibly other examples.
Jesse, you may be a very young guy. If I understand your first sentence, there have always been movies made into television shows. For example, 'The Odd Couple' was made into a successful show with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, 'M.A.S.H.' was originally a film turned into a successful show, as well as 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'...'Westworld' turned into 'Beyond Westworld'....'Logan's Run'....'Shaft'...and possibly other examples.
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5:57PM on 06/28/2013
Thanks for the reply and explanation, Jesse.

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Thanks for the reply and explanation, Jesse.

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9:49PM on 06/27/2013
You understood it I just wasn't clear enough. I feel the trend lately has been movie to television instead of television to film that's all.

And I'm probably older than you think ;)
You understood it I just wasn't clear enough. I feel the trend lately has been movie to television instead of television to film that's all.

And I'm probably older than you think ;)
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