After the success of last year’s remake 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures is planning to bring another classic American TV show to the big screen, with a big screen do-over of the 70s sitcom Good Times, according to Deadline.
Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay based on the CBS series, which ran for six seasons from1974 and 1979. The show centered on the Evans family, who lived in a poor, urban area of Chicago.
The series was amongst the first to feature a working-class African-American family, and gave birth to the popular catch-phrase “Dy-no-mite,” which was often said by Jimmie Walker’s J.J. Evans Jr. John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja’net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, and a young Janet Jackson also starred in the series.
The big screen version will apparently be set in the 1960s.
It’s not the only TV show Sony is hoping to bring to the big screen, as the studio also has remakes of classic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island in the works.