Romancing the Stone is an important movie: it captured Kathleen Turner in the waning moments of her sex symbol status. (Minutes after filming wrapped, she turned into this. True story.) But as much as I enjoyed the adventure she shared with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito in 1984, I haven’t exactly been craving more Romancing the Stone. That is most certainly not the case at NBC, which has signed on to remake it as a TV series.
The action-adventure, which starred Turner as a New York romance novelist who goes on a treasure hunt and encouters a bird exporter (Douglas) and antique smuggler (DeVito), is being developed by 20th Century Fox Television and Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and Marty Adelstein’s 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions.
NBC has ordered a script, to be written by The Forgotten creator Mark Friedman, with Levy attached to direct should his schedule permit.The reboot would follow a woman who teams with a risk-taking adventurer as they go on weekly quests in a bid to find her missing brother. [THR]
Shawn Levy is also the director responsible for Real Steel, a remake of a robot boxing movie that Levy actually called “an incredibly human story.” Basically, what I’m saying is that there’s no possible way this could be a bad TV show.