A staple of 1960s television is about to get the reboot treatment for the big screen. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sony has hired United States of Tara writer Sheila Callaghan to write a film remake of I Dream of Jeannie.

The series ran from 1965 to 1970 and starred Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, Bill Daily and Hayden Rorke. The remake has been in development for quite some time and it was said that the studio had been having a hard time trying to make a contemporary take on the show and its, "pre-feminist notions." Callaghan, however, besides writing for United States of Tara, is also a noted playwright who has dealt with feminist themes in the past.

Filmmakers such Cormac and Marianne Wibberley, Rita Hsiao and Gurinder Chadha had been attached to the project throughout the years.