NBC Pursuing TV Reboot Of The Italian Job
Originally released in 1969, The Italian Job wowed viewers with its suspenseful tale of professional thieves who seek to make off with a fortune in gold and its suave protagonist portrayed by Michael Caine. The film made such an impact that it was remade in 2003 with Mark Walhberg and a modern twist. If today’s report is anything to go by, NBC’s series will also shake the story’s settings and format up:
Another official remake of The Italian Job, a Bollywood production, was also released as 2012’s Players. There, the heist involves heading to New Zealand and getting gold off of a moving train. Mini Coopers are, naturally, involved.
According to today’s trade report, the Italian Job TV show will shift the plot a bit and, instead of heisting gold as the previous films have done, the heist will center around a team coming together to rescue an older teammate to whom they all owe a debt.
The Italian Job TV show isn’t the only big-to-small screen adaptation headed to the network. They’re also moving forward with a Taken TV show, based on the film franchise starring Liam Neeson.
Benjamin Brand and Rob Weiss are attached to script The Italian Job TV series. They’ll also executive produce alongside Donald De Line under the Paramount Television banner.
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