7 films that have become serials
And sometimes filmmakers stretch an hour and a half film for 5−10−50 series. Some serial adaptations are even more popular than the original! And sometimes the fans to pieces carry a new version of the favorite story. We have collected for you successful and unsuccessful examples of TV shows that were filmed on films.
"Terminator: Battle for the Future"
“I’ll be back” - said the T-800 in 1984 in the movie “Terminator”. Cyborg kept its promise in 1991, when the second part of the franchise came out. And then the fun begins. The film version together with Arnold Schwarzenegger went its own way - three more parts were released, and now the sixth Terminator film is being filmed.But in 2008, an alternative serial Universe appeared, where the story evolved according to a different scenario.
The militant Lina Hidi, who performed the role of Sarah Connor, is hiding from the government along with her son and continues to fight SkyNet. The debut episode gathered at the screens 18 million viewers - the success of "Terminator 2". But gradually interest in the show began to fall. Fans could not get used to the new actors, pointed to the actual inaccuracies, were unhappy with the special effects and, of course, missed Iron Arni. By the end of the second season, the ratings had reached such a low level that the series had decided not to renew for the third season.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Today girls dream not about a beautiful prince, but about a vampire with glowing skin and a mysterious face. But high school student Buffy is not up to romance. When the vampires were bad guys, not objects of female dreams, the girl fought with these evil fiends. Seven seasons continued her struggle, followed by millions of viewers around the world.And only a few remembered that a few years before the famous series the pretty blonde had already entered into confrontation with evil spirits.
Joss Whedon, whom many film fans know as the director and screenwriter of the first two parts of The Avengers, wrote the Buffy comedy horror as early as the 1990s. But during the filming there was a conflict - Whedon was unhappy with how the filmmakers distorted his script and left the project. A few years later producer Gail Berman addressed him. Together they created a story that fell in love with millions, gave world fame to Sarah Michelle Gellar and won many awards. Most recently, Joss Whedon agreed to become the executive producer of the Buffy remake. Can restarting become as popular? We will see.
From fantastic villains turn to ordinary at first glance people. Sometimes those who must protect our peace turn out to be real psychopaths. That is the story told by four novels and five feature films about the psychiatrist, esthete and serial killer Hannibal Lecter.In 1990, the film The Silence of the Lambs was released - and instantly made the actor Anthony Hopkins and his character insanely popular. Not surprisingly, many were wondering how Dr. Lecter came to such a life.
In 2013, fans were finally able to lift the veil of secrecy. The series "Hannibal" - a prequel to the movies. The main role in it was played by the magnificent Mads Mikkelsen. Here even the murders acquired an aesthetic color. And how Hannibal cooked! Brian Fuller’s showrunner had a plan for as many as seven seasons, but the show was closed after three. The most devoted fans are still hoping that the story will continue, but so far there has been no news on this.
"10 reasons for my hatred"
After the release of the picture “10 reasons for my hatred,” thousands of girls dreamed that the guy sang “I love you, baby!” It was he who in the film played the role of the bully Patrick, who was supposed to tame the obstinate man-hater Kat. The modernized adaptation of Shakespeare's play came to the taste of the audience, and the film took its place in the lists of the most romantic films for many years.
Such success could not remain unused for a long time.In 2009, the TV version “10 reasons for my hatred” appeared. Here are just a stir the series did not cause. Fans of the original were unhappy with the plot, which looked great in a 1.5-hour film, but in a television adaptation it became too boring. Many called the protagonist cute and devoid of charisma. The series lasted only two seasons, after it was safely closed.
Snow, pancakes and killings. Not a bad mix for a successful movie and several teleadaptations. In 1996, the Coen brothers released the film Fargo, based, they claimed, on real events. An evil greedy loser hires two other evil greedy losers to kidnap his pregnant wife. This “ingenious” plan was supposed to force the rich father-in-law to fork out and solve the financial problems of the main character, but something went wrong. In film. In reality, everything turned out to be the best possible way - the film received two Oscars at once, the prize for directing at the Cannes Film Festival, collected a good ticket and received two adaptations on TV.
The first attempt to reach the viewers occurred in 2003.Then they filmed a pilot release of the series, which was based on the original film. But the attempt failed. And they forgot about Fargo until 2014, when a new TV version was released. And then everything went well. The Coen brothers participate in the development of the script and in the shooting, the main role is played by Martin Freeman, and the plot expands the film's universe. For example, one of the heroes of the series finds the money that was buried in the full-length tape. And there are many such references. But the main thing is the darkly ironic atmosphere, black humor and plot twists and turns, which the audience has been following for three seasons. The fourth will be released only in 2020.
The story of an immortal warrior who has lived for 400 years has been filled with incredible events. The franchise itself was not an easy one. The first three films about The Highlander were dedicated to the adventures of Connor McCloud. The show of the same name told about his brother Duncan. Eight years after the launch of the series, the brothers joined forces in the fight against evil already on the big screen in the movie “Highlander-4: The End of the Game”. And later, Duncan McCloud received a solo film.But for true fans, the story ended on the show.
Initially, he was conceived as a continuation of the history of the original painting, but soon turned into an independent project. The world of the series is very textured: here you can see the Scottish forests of the 16th century, the French conquests of the 19th century, samurai Japan, the fascist Germany of the mid-20th century and, of course, Paris and New York at the end of the last century. The Highlander won incredible popularity and is as much a symbol of the 90s as the X-Files and Twin Peaks. And Queen's songs, which sound in the original film and in the series, will be a real gift for lovers of good music.
"World of the Wild West"
Stories about rebellious computers do not give rest to movie makers. In 1973, the film "The Western World" was released, which received an indirect sequel in one of the most popular TV shows of our time - The World of the Wild West.
Great future. Scientist Robert Ford creates an amusement park that mimics the life of cowboys. Gunfights, saloons, quests, even murders are fun things for rich guests in abundance.Especially since the attraction is not inhabited by people, but docile cyborgs with highly developed artificial intelligence. Indeed, what could go wrong here?
The show and the movie have not so many similarities. Screenwriter Jonathan Nolan admitted that he wants to turn the original film inside out. But the attentive viewer will notice several interesting references - then suddenly a figure resembling a cyborg from an old movie appears, or the Delos company logo will light up. On the other hand, each episode slips enough riddles to keep people on this side of the screen bored. They do not get bored - they build incredible theories and are waiting for the third season.
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