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Apple is close to securing a deal for the rights to turn 1980s fantasy movie "Time Bandits" into a TV series, reports Deadline.

Directed by Terry Gilliam, "Time Bandits" featured the story of an imaginative 11-year-old boy, Kevin, who gets sucked into a fantastical adventure with a band of dwarves during the Napoleonic Wars in Italy.


Kevin and the dwarves travel through time using a magical map, visiting places like ancient Greece and the Titanic and fighting off an evil being intent on stealing the map for his own purposes.

The original film starred John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker, David Warner, Ian Holm, Katherine Helmond, Jim Broadbent, and others.

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According to Deadline, the new TV series based on the movie will be a co-production between Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam is set to serve as a non-writing executive producer.

If Apple secures the rights to the "Time Bandits" TV spinoff, it will join the other more than a dozen television shows Apple has in the works, which span genres from drama to comedy to shows for children.

In other related news, comedy writer Regina Hicks has signed on to be a co-showrunner for Apple's upcoming animated television show "Central Park" alongside Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad.

Article Link: Apple May Turn Fantasy 80s Movie 'Time Bandits' Into a TV Series
 

buddhistMonkey

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I'm usually loath to see a great film turned into a television show, but I think Time Bandits has the potential to make for an awesome series, and the plot possibilities are endless. I hope they keep the same dark, satiric timbre that made the movie so funny and smart. Fingers crossed.
 
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sracer

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I'm usually loathe to see a great film turned into a television show, but I think Time Bandits has the potential to make for an awesome series, and the plot possibilities are endless. I hope they keep the same dark, satiric timbre that made the movie so funny and smart. Fingers crossed.
No. Just no.

There is absolutely no reason to call this series “Time Bandits”. Just make a generic time traveling series featuring little persons and have at it. Time Bandits is part of a trilogy and needs to be left alone.
 
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