‘Romancing the Stone’ Remake Comes To NBC

The Peacock network wants to turn the classic '80s movie into a weekly TV series.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Earlier today, reports went out that Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi are planning a new "Blues Brothers" live action TV series. And apparently it's not the only '80s movie heading to the small screen.

According to Deadline, NBC has made a script commitment for a "Romancing the Stone" TV pilot that would re-envision the film for modern audiences. The potential "Romancing the Stone" TV series is being produced by Shawn Levy and Marty Adelstein's 21 Laps/Adelstein Prods with 20th Century Fox TV.

The original film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and released in 1984. Kathleen Turner starred as Joan Wilder, a romance novelist who was summoned to South America to pay her kidnapped sister's ransom before being swept off her feet by Jack Colton (Michael Douglas), an adventurous bird exporter. The film skyrocketed Turner to stardom and led to a sequel called "The Jewel of the Nile."

The TV series would focus on a female character similar to Turner's, who also teams up with "a risk-taking adventurer" while attempting to find her missing brother and bring him to safety.

Levy is also attached as a potential director for the pilot episode, pending his feature film schedule. Levy got his start directing for the TV series "Cousin Skeeter," "The Famous Jett Jackson" and "Pepper Dennis" before moving on to a very successful movie career with "Cheaper by the Dozen," "Date Night," both "Night at the Museum" films and the upcoming "Reel Steel" with Hugh Jackman in the lead.

Mark Friedman ("The Forgotten") will pen the pilot episode, having previously worked alongside Levy on his thesis film "Broken Record" as well as two other feature films currently in development at 21 Laps/Adelstein.


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