Fox Is Developing a TV Adaptation of the 1988 Movie ‘Big’


Proving that the future of television comedy will contain no more original ideas, Fox has gone and added yet another movie-to-TV remake to its lineup. Deadline reports that the network has given a script commitment to an adaptation of the 1988 comedy classic Big starring Tom Hanks from Enlisted executive producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce. The adaptation will be “an event series based on the movie that explores what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid – and how in today’s world, those two things are more confused than ever.” No cast has been announced yet for the project; Biegel and Royce will write the script and also serve as co-executive producers.

Other movie-to-TV adaptations currently in development include Real Genius at NBC and Problem Child at Fox, not to mention Sony’s Married… with Children spin-off and a ton of semi-autobiographical sitcoms across the board.