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The Nice Guys and Kung Fu getting female-led reboots…

September 30th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Remember The Nice Guys movie from last year? Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as PIs caught up in a mystery in the adult movie industry and written by Shane Black?

Well, guess what? It’s getting a TV series!


But wait, don’t celebrate just yet because it won’t be starring Gosling or Crowe and it won’t have anything to do with Shane Black and it’ll be called The Nice Girls.

Yup. Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to the female-led reboot (of a movie a year old) The Nice Girls: The project hails from Silver Pictures Television through the company’s first-look deal at Lionsgate TV and will be a co-production between the two companies and 20th TV.

The Nice Girls will be written by Michael Diliberti, who wrote 30 Minutes or Less for Sony/Columbia. Silver and Rodney Ferrell, president of Silver Pictures Television, will serve as executive producers alongside Diliberti and Ken Kao.

Also Fox has green lit a reboot/sequel of the 1970s David Carradine series Kung Fu which will be produced by Arrow’s Greg Berlanti.

The show has been given a put pilot commitment and will be written by Arrow executive producer and longtime Berlanti collaborator Wendy Mericle.

Interstingly the new Kung Fu is a sequel to the original 1880s-set series, which “chronicled the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine (Carradine), a Shaolin monk who travels the American Old West armed only with his spiritual training — including a ton of aphorisms — and his skill in martial arts in search of his half-brother.”

The new Kung Fu follows the adventures of Lucy Chang, a Buddhist monk and kung fu master who travels through 1950s America armed only with her spiritual training and her martial arts skills as she searches for the man who stole her child years before. When she teams with JT Cullen, a charming Korean War vet with his own secrets, the two form an unlikely alliance that allows Lucy to continue her search while also coming to the aid of people in need. (It is unclear whether Carradine’s character and Lucy Chang are related.)

Mericle and Berlanti Prods’ Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive produce for Warner Bros TV and studio-based Berlanti Prods.


Source: Deadline & Deadline

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….