Good Times Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony

Phil Johnston is writing a script based on this hit 1970s TV series starring John Amos, Jimmie Walker, and a young Janet Jackson.
BYBrian Gallagher | March 12th, 2013
Good Times Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony

Sony is bringing a Good Times remake to the big screen After the success of last year's remake 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures is bringing another classic TV show to the big screen, with a remake of Good Times.

Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay based on the CBS series, which ran for six seasons between 1974 and 1979. The show centered on the Evans family, who lived in a poor, urban area of Chicago. The series was among the first to feature a working-class African-American family, and gave birth to the popular catch-phrase "Dy-no-mite," which was often said by Jimmie Walker's J.J. Evans Jr. John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, and a young Janet Jackson also starred in the series.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing for Sony and Columbia Pictures. The studio also has remakes of classic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island in the works.

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