If you're someone that often finds themselves lamenting the lack of originality in modern television, prepare to let out another exasperated sigh. The Weinstein Company has announced plans to bring three more of their notable film properties to TV.
First up is 'Sin City,' based of course on the 2005 Robert Rodriguez/Frank Miller film starring Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke, which was in turn based on Miller's popular series of graphic novels. The Weinsteins' ideal plan is to get a 'Sin City' show up and running by fall 2014, just a few short months after the theatrical debut of long awaited sequel 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For."
Secondly, The Weinsteins have recruited Frank Darabont to oversee a ten-part limited series based on the Stephen King novella 'The Mist.' Darabont both wrote and directed the 2007 film based on the story starring Thomas Jane, and was also the original driving force behind bringing Robert Kirkman's 'The Walking Dead' comics to AMC. Darabont will presumably tackle this after he finishes with upcoming TNT mini-series 'Mob City.'
Most surprising of all is the news that Bob and Harvey want to adapt Oscar-winning drama 'Silver Linings Playbook' for the screen. While stories about hard boiled noir detectives and mysterious fogs containing Lovecraftian abominations seem like natural material for weekly dramas, I can't remotely understand how The Weinsteins expect to turn a movie about two people bonding over their various mental disorders into a TV show. Especially since the chances of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence coming within 5000 feet of this idea are between slim and none.
All three of these adaptations are in the early stages of development, and thus have no projections for when they'll finally hit the airwaves. The Weinsteins also have TV series based on the 'Scream' and 'From Dusk Till Dawn' franchises in the works.