Two popular movies heading to small screen

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Tom Hanks with Robert Loggia (left) in an iconic scene from the film “Big.”

Once again, Hollywood is hoping they will be able to successfully translate movie success stories into TV shows. This time it’s “Big” and “Rush Hour” that are being re-imagined.

The big-screen-to-small-screen transfer has rarely worked well. (“MASH” being the most successful, though arguably long before today’s world that includes hundreds of TV channels.)

However, Fox has bought a half-hour comedy loosely based on the Tom Hanks movie — being created by a team of producers responsible for “Enlisted” and “Cougar Town.”

Also set to be remade is “Rush Hour,” the action comedy movie franchise starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. Brett Ratner, who directed the big screen films will serve as one of the executive producers of the new TV series, being put together by Warner Bros. TV.


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