Have you guys been paying attention to the endless stream of big screen features getting turned into TV series? I mean, maybe your brains aren’t big enough to allow all of that information in. You know whose brain IS big enough? Limitless‘ Brian Sinclair, and he’s headed for your televisions for a series based on the film, which will serve as a sequel. Gonna have to do some kinda drugs that no one else but me can do right now.
CBS has handed out a pricey production commitment for Limitless, which will be produced by Relativity, the company behind the hit 2011 film. Star Bradley Cooper is also involved, thought he’s taking on the role of executive producer, and he doesn’t plan on starring in it. Strange, as Cooper is at that point in his career where he’s destined for a TV show. (Kitchen Confidential for life.) But I understand why he might not want to put all his eggs in the Limitless basket.
There aren’t a lot of details about the project right now, and at this point THR is just saying that it “picks up where the movie left off and follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good.” SPOILER, the film didn’t exactly end on any definitive note, so I guess it’s not a ridiculous prospect for this movie to have a sequel of sorts coming. I don’t know if I can take that constant brand of “smart talk” on a weekly basis though. Check out the trailer below to get what I mean.
Has anybody out there watched Scorpion? This is the kind of shit that bothers me about that show. Super smart characters written by writers who are smart, but clearly not on the level that they’re assuming. Luc Besson just based an entire film on that concept with Lucy, which was great except for all the “we only do THIS with our brain” bullshit. Maybe Limitless as a series will flip the script on that kind of behavior.
I guess we can be thankful that CBS is dipping into a series that happened in the last ten years. Lately, we’ve been seeing shows such as Big, Uncle Buck, Real Genius, Problem Child and many more heading into development. It is to wonder what people are doing in TV-ollywood.
This will be the first TV project for Bradley Cooper and Tood Phillips’ Yet To Be Named Co. The film’s director Neil Burger is set to take the helm should it turn into a fully realized pilot, with Craig Sweeny (Elementary) penning the script. Do you guys want to watch someone else fake their genius on the world?