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03.12.2013

There are some projects that just make me shake my head. I wasn't sure how to write up this story and in the end figured, f*ck it, this is too random to not report. It appears that Sony and producer Scott Rudin are moving forward with a big screen adaptation of the sitcom GOOD TIMES.

I know some of you may think this sounds dyn-o-mite (sorry), but I am left wondering how you would adapt the series for the big screen. I mean, it wasn't exactly a narrative driven series. If they adapt it, they could go the route of THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE and send the characters on a zany adventure, but that seems a weird way to adapt GOOD TIMES. The CBS series ran from 1974-1979 and focused on working-class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised three kids while struggling with hard financial times, unemployment and keeping their kids away from temptations that came with living in a Chicago housing project. The movie will be set in the 1960s, which gives Johnston a rich and politically charged period to mine.

The GOOD TIMES movie will be written by Phil Johnston who recently wrote WRECK-IT RALPH and CEDAR RAPIDS. GOOD TIMES was a spin-off of MAUDE which was a spin-off of ALL IN THE FAMILY. The popularity of the characters has lasted through the decades, but it has since become the Nick at Nite staple that stoners and bored college kids stumble across at 3 in the morning. I am not sure if this is a good idea at all.

Source: Deadline

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3:14PM on 03/12/2013
$10 bucks says Tracy Morgan is in this in some capacity.
$10 bucks says Tracy Morgan is in this in some capacity.
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4:21PM on 03/12/2013
So there're are officially NO original ideas left in Hollywood?
So there're are officially NO original ideas left in Hollywood?
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3:17PM on 03/12/2013

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It's "Dyn-o-mite," not "Dyn-mite." Kind of a big thing... if you're JJ Evans.
It's "Dyn-o-mite," not "Dyn-mite." Kind of a big thing... if you're JJ Evans.
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4:48PM on 03/12/2013
Um, sitcoms make notoriously BAD movie adaptations.
Um, sitcoms make notoriously BAD movie adaptations.
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7:24PM on 03/12/2013
Except for the first two ADDAMS FAMILY films...those were masterpieces.
Except for the first two ADDAMS FAMILY films...those were masterpieces.
8:35PM on 03/12/2013
SAY WHAT? THis proof Hollywood has run out of ideas, not Dynomite at all
SAY WHAT? THis proof Hollywood has run out of ideas, not Dynomite at all
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3:30PM on 03/12/2013

Used to love this show..

..but this has me legitimately scratching my head. C'mon Hollywood!
..but this has me legitimately scratching my head. C'mon Hollywood!
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12:01PM on 03/13/2013

I like the show, but it won't make a good movie!

Temporary lay offs. Good Times. Easy credit rip offs. Good Times. Scratchin' and surviving. Good Times. Hangin in a chow line Good Times. Ain't we lucky we got 'em Good Times.
Temporary lay offs. Good Times. Easy credit rip offs. Good Times. Scratchin' and surviving. Good Times. Hangin in a chow line Good Times. Ain't we lucky we got 'em Good Times.
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7:25PM on 03/12/2013

NOOOO!!!!

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!
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3:20PM on 03/12/2013
Brought to you by Tyler Perry.
Brought to you by Tyler Perry.
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4:53PM on 03/12/2013
This show has not aged well. I remember it being funny , but when I see re'runs the only funny thing about it now is the bad acting and bad clothes.
This show has not aged well. I remember it being funny , but when I see re'runs the only funny thing about it now is the bad acting and bad clothes.
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