‘The Truman Show’, ‘Narc’ and ‘Ghost’ are to be adapted for TV by Paramount. The films, all original Paramount releases, will see TV series based on them go into development, reported Digital Spy.
A new drama based on Caleb Carr novel ‘The Alienist’ is in the works as well, alongside the previously announced TV adaptation of ‘The Terminator’.
The commissions are the company’s first in TV since relaunching its startup division Paramount Television. Joe Carnahan (The Grey) will write and direct the pilot for ‘Narc’, based on the 2002 film starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric.
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The adaptation of 1990’s ‘Ghost’, which starred the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, has filmmakers Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner on board. An adaptation of Peter Moffat’s BBC series ‘The Village’ has also been announced.
Paramount’s TV president Amy Powell said, “While we are just getting started, there has been a terrific amount of momentum at Paramount TV as we look to develop new ideas as well as harness some of the studio’s most iconic titles.”