Reboots, remakes and revitalization of old franchises is all the rage these days. From Full House to Mr. Peabody and Sherman, nothing is too old for Hollywood to get its grubby, new IP-hating hands on. And now the 60's based sitcom about a black family struggling in the Chicago projects, Good Times, is getting the same treatment.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is headed from one rich family to a poor one with her new deal to write the script for the upcoming movie, Deadline reports. Phil Johnston of Wreck-It Ralph acclaim took up the writing duties last year back when Sony and producer Scott Rudin first started the project.
The show has been over since 1979. Who's to say what this movie will be about. Maybe JJ will finally explode after saying dy-no-mite. Perhaps a zombified James will return to his wife Florida after being dead for years and kill her new husband, Carl Dixon. Maybe Bookman falls down an elevator shaft. What I really want is for Jerrod Carmichael to play JJ. That would indeed be dy-no-mite.