Another old movie is getting the TV reboot treatment. NBC plans to turn the 2000 time travel thriller Frequency into a weekly series, with Supernatural writer, producer and show runner Jeremy Carver creating this new take on the material.
NBC has issued a script-plus-penalty commitment for what is being described as a character driven drama. Jeremy Carver will write the pilot episode, which is set to focus on a NYPD detective who connects with his son 30 years into the future. Father and son will work together to change history and stop several tragic events from coming to pass. In the meantime, they will find time to heal their own fractured relationship.
Toby Emmerich wrote the original feature film, which took place in 1999, and followed a homicide detective (James Caviezel) who makes contact with his late father (Dennis Quaid) 30 years in the past, on the day of his death. The two work together to stop the death from happening. While not a huge hit, the sci-fi drama did pull in $68 million from a $31 million budget. Toby Emmerich is set to return as a producer.
Frequency is the latest in a long line of feature films getting adapted for the small screen as of late. Also currently in development are Limitless, Rush Hour and In Good Company at CBS, Big, Hitch, Monster-in-Law, and Minority Report at Fox, and The Illusionist at The CW. NBC itself has plans for Bewitched, Marley & Me, Problem Child and The Money Pit. It doesn't stop there. Other movies being turned into TV series include Uncle Buck, Bachelor Party and Real Genius