So how popular was it? WandaVision? Weeks after the show paid homage to the classic 1960s sitcom Haunted, Haunted it’s being remade by Hollywood. Again.
Term broke the news of the Sony Pictures project, which is being written by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, the team behind the television remakes of MacGyver Y 12 monkeys. The story of a witch named Samantha who marries a normal man named Darrin ran on television from 1964 to 1972 and garnered great scrutiny.a treatment in 2005 with an absolute dream team; starred Will Ferrell, Nicole Kidman, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, Steve Carell, and more, and it was directed and co-written by Nora ephron. That shot was more meta, however, in that Ferrell’s character starred in a reboot of Haunted, on reboot of Haunted. The result was a box office and critical disappointment.
This version, however, will be more faithful to the program. More on Samantha hiding her powers in plain sight in modern America, with an additional backstory, and more.
Is it possible a new Haunted to work? Of course. With the right script, director, and cast, anything is possible. And yet a remake of a show that was already remade and recently parodied feels somehow … less than fascinating. Not to mention this has already been tried as well.
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