Classic Tom Hanks movie ‘Big’ to be TV series

'Big', which made Tom Hanks a household name in the 80s is to get a television series.

‘Big’, which made Tom Hanks a household name in the 80s is to get a television series.

The movie, which centred on a young boy who wished to be big and has to deal with adult situations was a massive hit when it got released into the home video market and arguably helped launch Tom Hanks career.

According to Hollywood Reporter Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce have now received a script plus penalty commitment from the broadcaster for the half-hour comedy series, which will explore what it means to be both an adult and child in today’s world.

Tom Hanks is not believed to be involved with the production, but it be fun if he got to do a cameo if the project ever gets to a full series commitment.

Biegel, who co-created Cougar Town, and Royce, showrunner of axed NBC comedy 1600 Penn, will write the script.

Big, which grossed more than $151 million at the global box office, was adapted into a short-lived Broadway musical in 1996. The Tony Award-nominated show closed after 193 performances in less than six months.

Fox recently confirmed that it had acquired Steven Spielberg’s new TV version of his 2002 sci-fi film ‘Minority Report.’

To most people that grew up in the 80s ‘Big’ brings back fond memories. Especially when you mention the scene in which Hanks and Jack Warden play chopsticks while dancing on an over sized piano, which is built into the floor of the department store.

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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