If you were one of the millions who fell for the Will Smith rom-com "Hitch" back in 2005, we've got some good news for you: Following a bidding war with multiple networks Fox has landed the rights to adapt "Hitch" into an hour-long small-screen series, Deadline reports.
"Hitch" is just the latest film to get the television treatment. Last year, "10 Things I Hate About You" made its short-lived television debut, it was announced that "The Time Traveler's Wife" would be hitting the small screen soon (though it looks as though nothing ever came of that), and more recently "Goodfellas" was optioned following the success of "Boardwalk Empire."
So what does "Hitch" have that those other projects don't? A formulaic plot, for one, that could easily be turned into an hour-long sitcom lasting several seasons. For those of you who need a refresher, the film followed Smith as date doctor who makes all his own mistakes when falling for Eva Mendes. But there are plenty of other great films out there that could probably do just as well -- if not better -- than the four previously announced adaptations. After the jump, check out our picks for a few recent flicks we'd love to see on the boob tube.
"Easy A": This pitch is probably already in development somewhere after the success "Easy A" found in theaters. The film perfectly captured the insanity of the rumor mill in high school, and could easily translate into a high-school comedy with the tongue-in-cheek elements that have made "Glee" such a success. And if Emma Stone were to take time out of her busy schedule to star in it, that would just be icing on the cake.
"Inglourious Basterds": Come on, they got Martin Scorsese to work on "Boardwalk Empire" for HBO; why wouldn't Quentin Tarantino do the same thing for a small-screen adaptation of "Inglourious Basterds"? Yes, the film was supposed to be his masterpiece, but I'm sure both he and all the rest of you would love to spend a little bit more time exploring what the Basterds were up to before they teamed up with Bridget von Hammersmark.
"How To Train Your Dragon": When was the last time there was a really good computer-animated television series? And no, I wouldn't call Nickelodeon's "Madagascar" show "really good." "How To Train Your Dragon" has been one of the most pleasant surprises of 2010, and the adorable dragons and awesome leading man (voiced by Jay Baruchel) were just two of many reasons. The series could follow the adventures of the Viking clan after they befriend the dragons. With 3-D televisions hoping to be on the rise, this could be exactly what children's television needs.
Will you watch a "Hitch" television show? What do you think of some of our suggestions?