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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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Carrie Fisher Helped Write Star Wars 8

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Carrie Fisher Helped Write Star Wars 8
Star Wars Celebration in Orlando kicked off last week with an epic panel that celebrated the franchise's 40th Anniversary. It included a heartwarming tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. The next day, LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy joined director Rian Johnson for the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel, celebrating what will ultimately be one of Carrie Fisher's last movies. Both the LucasFilm president and director paid tribute to the late actress in their own way, and Rian Johnson revealed that she even helped him write the Last Jedi script.

During the first half of the panel, hosted by Josh Gad, fans got to see a number of The Last Jedi behind-the-scenes photos that were taken by Rian Johnson on the set, one of which featured Carrie Fisher in full costume, with her feet up on a desk between takes, alongside Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron) and John Boyega (Finn). Josh Gad
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Han Solo Meeting Brings Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich Together

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Han Solo Meeting Brings Harrison Ford and Alden Ehrenreich Together
When the Young Indiana Jones TV show was on the air, many fans were surprised to see Harrison Ford arrive in the flesh to bookend an episode. Many have wondered if the old space pirate might do the same in 2018's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. It's unlikely that he'll turn up on screen, as the movie attempts to distance itself from the lore already established, introducing a new actor in the role. But that doesn't mean Harrison Ford isn't involved on some level.

A photo was recently snapped and shared on Twitter that shows Harrison Ford and new Alden Ehrenreich having lunch. It's kind of a weird image that appears to have been taken from a moving car. And it will bring images from Finding Bigfoot to mind. But that is clearly the elder Solo dispensing his wisdom to the younger version of himself at a table, at a restaurant.
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The Week in Star Wars – Carrie Fisher obituary, Rogue One passes $700 million, original ending revealed and more

On December 23rd, Carrie Fisher boarded an aeroplane from London to Los Angeles and suffered from a heart attack. She had just completed the European tour of her book. Four days later, she passed away at the age of 60.

Fisher was raised into the Hollywood industry. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, was the star of screen having found fame at the age of 19 in Singin’ in the Rain and her father was pop star Eddie Fisher. She was born on October 21st 1956, just a few years after Reynolds became a star. The two would develop a close bond, captured brilliantly in a photo where Fisher, just six years old, watches her mother perform on stage.

As a child Fisher was known as the “family bookworm”, but an opportunity to star on stage alongside her mother in Irene meant that she never graduated. She moved to London where she enrolled in Central School of Speech and Drama,
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Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60

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Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Carrie Fisher, the actress, writer and daughter of Hollywood royalty who became internationally famous as Princess Leia of “Star Wars,” has died, Variety has confirmed. She was 60.

Fisher died Tuesday morning after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She had been in London filming episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy “Catastrophe.” Fisher was rushed from Los Angeles International Airport to UCLA Medical Center after the plane landed around noon Pt.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed the death on Tuesday: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement reads. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage famously broke up when Eddie Fisher had an affair with
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Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars’ Actress and Writer Who Rocketed to Fame as Princess Leia, Dies at 60
Carrie Fisher, the actress, writer and daughter of Hollywood royalty who became internationally famous as Princess Leia of “Star Wars,” has died, Variety has confirmed. She was 60.

Fisher died Tuesday morning after suffering what was described as a massive heart attack on Friday while on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She had been in London filming episodes of the Amazon/Channel 4 comedy “Catastrophe.” Fisher was rushed from Los Angeles International Airport to UCLA Medical Center after the plane landed around noon Pt.

Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, confirmed the death on Tuesday: “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” the statement reads. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly.”

Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher, whose marriage famously broke up
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Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in Star Wars, Passes Away at 60

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Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in Star Wars, Passes Away at 60
Just days after suffering a heart attack on an international flight from London to Los Angeles, Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher has passed away. The actress' daughter Billie Lourd, who starred alongside her mother in last year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens, confirmed the news in a brief statement. Here's what the late actress' daughter her to say.

"It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning, She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers."

The statement was released to People.com earlier today, which comes just a day after the actress was reportedly in stable condition following the December 23 heart attack. The heart attack occurred just 15 minutes before the plane landed at the Los Angeles International Airport, where paramedics rushed her to a local hospital.
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Hot Rumor: Has A Key Story Detail For Han Solo Just Been Confirmed?

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Something that Kellvin and others have long predicted, that makes me groan, is that the young Han Solo movie will focus on how our favorite scoundrel won the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian. I'll reiterate later why the thought of that makes me cringe, but for now let me share why it would appear that this theory is actually true.

A very trusted writer, who works for the extremely reputable outlet The Hollywood Reporter, took to twitter to reveal what his sources have told him about the Young Han Solo movie:

A couple of sources tell me the #HanSolo spin-off will tell how Lando Calrissien lost the Millennium Falcon to Han.

— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) October 21, 2016

"A couple of sources tell me the #HanSolo spin-off will tell how Lando Calrissien [sic] lost the Millennium Falcon to Han," tweeted to his followers. Rumors about this being a plot point have run rampant
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This Indiana Jones Animated Fan Film Is Perfect

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While we know Harrison Ford is set to return as the iconic archaeologist in Indiana Jones 5, we still have just under three years until that big screen adventure hits theaters. While we wait to see what Indy has in store for fans on the big screen, an enterprising filmmaker decided to make his own animated version of this iconic character. This 100-second short is more than just an animated fan film, it serves as the opening sequence for a potential animated series.

Dutch artist Patrick Schoenmaker put together this 100-second fan film, which was posted by the YouTube channel Frame Order, that shows what some of Indy's animated adventures may look like. While there is no voice over dialogue in the short, there are cameos from iconic characters such as Marion Ravenwood, Short-Round and Marcus Brody, along with some Nazi villains. The filmmaker even opens his film with a shot of a mountain,
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5 Reasons Why No One Besides Harrison Ford Will Play Indiana Jones

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There are few film characters who are so closely identified with a single actor as Indiana Jones is with Harrison Ford. It’s hard to imagine someone else wearing the fedora. Could anyone else play the role as well as Ford? We’ll probably never know, because the part is unlikely to ever be recast. Here are 5 reasons why no one else will pick up the whip other than Ford.

Although there were rumors a few years ago about recasting the role of Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones with a new, younger actor like Chris Pratt or Bradley Cooper, the odds are that we will not see anyone else playing this character (at least, not for a long, long time.) Here are the reasons why…

They Tried To Recast Indy On the TV Series and It Didn’t Work: In the 1992-93 television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, three different actors played Jones.
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9 Other Actors Who Have Replaced Harrison Ford in Blockbuster Roles (Photos)

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9 Other Actors Who Have Replaced Harrison Ford in Blockbuster Roles (Photos)
River Phoenix (“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”) The late actor played a younger version of Indiana Jones in the opening sequence of 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Sean Patrick Flanery (“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) Flanery starred as the young Indiana Jones in the TV series that ran from 1992 to 1993, as well as several TV movies such as “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies” (1994). Corey Carrier (“The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”) Carrier played an even younger Indiana Jones in the “Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” playing the 8-to 10-year-old version of the adventurer. He also played Indy in.
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Harrison Ford Is the Only 'Indiana Jones' Says Spielberg

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Harrison Ford Is the Only 'Indiana Jones' Says Spielberg
Back in January, a rumor surfaced that Disney was eyeing Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt to replace Harrison Ford as the iconic adventurer Indiana Jones. The actor himself shot down these reports, saying he has never been officially approached to play Indiana Jones. And we still haven't heard anything about Indiana Jones 5 moving forward quite yet. During a new interview with Screen Daily, Steven Spielberg put the rumors to rest for good, saying there will only be one Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford.

"I don't think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don't think that's ever going to happen. It's certainly not my intention to ever have another actor step into his shoes in the way there have been many actors that have played Spider-Man or Batman. There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that's Harrison Ford.
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13 amazing things you probably didn't know about Star Wars' Carrie Fisher

13 amazing things you probably didn't know about Star Wars' Carrie Fisher
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - Ok, on Tuesday, on your laptop - the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer revealed a host of new titbits to intrigue and torment us. As well as, among the new and familiar faces, our first proper look at Carrie Fisher returning as Princess Leia.

And yet Fisher isn't all doughnut-hairdos and gold bikinis. After the original trilogy was released, she became as well known for her incredible life off-screen - not least for her turbulent love life and struggles with bi-polar disorder and substance abuse - as her roles on-screen.

So as she turns 59 this week, what better time to look back at some of the stranger things you probably didn't know about her:

1. She was born into Hollywood royalty

Carrie wasn't just some unknown ingénue plucked from obscurity by George Lucas - she was born
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Spielberg Wants to Make 'Indiana Jones 5' with Harrison Ford

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Spielberg Wants to Make 'Indiana Jones 5' with Harrison Ford
When last we heard any talk about Indiana Jones 5, the rumor was that Disney and director Steven Spielberg wanted Chris Pratt to take over for Harrison Ford as the iconic archeologist and adventurer. The film series was always envisioned as a James Bond type serial that would see a different actor picking up the mantel every couple of years. And when Disney bought Lucasfilm, it seemed as though they were intent on rebooting the property. Maybe that's not true. This weekend, while promoting his latest film Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg claimed that he wants to make Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford, bringing forth one more true sequel.

Development on a new Indiana Jones movie has stalled as Disney gets its version of the Star Wars series off the ground. In December, we will get Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first live-action Star Wars movie in over ten years.
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The Most Influential Films of All Time

There are some films that will never be forgotten and will go on to inspire future film makers and directors. While it is difficult to name just a few, we have compiled a list of some that have had an undeniable impact on modern entertainment and culture.

The 1981 classic, Raiders of the Lost Ark is an excellent film to start with. This was the first instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise and has since inspired sequels as well as prequels. A television series called The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was created by George Lucas and aired on ABC between 1992 and 1993. There is even an Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland, proving the character can still appeal to all age groups. The impact that Raiders of the Lost Ark has had is obvious from the many television references and even parodies it has inspired. It’s been claimed that Family Guy alone
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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Gets Max Von Sydow as Three-Eyed Raven

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'Game of Thrones' Season 6 Gets Max Von Sydow as Three-Eyed Raven
Just days after veteran actor Ian McShane joined the cast of Game of Thrones for Season 6, the hit HBO series has added another highly-respected veteran actor. Entertainment Weekly reports that Max von Sydow has signed on to play the Three-Eyed Raven in Game of Thrones this season. Both Ian McShane and Max von Sydow are not expected to have major roles, but each character is described as "crucial." No details were given for Ian McShane's character.

At the end of Season 4, the Three-Eyed Raven finally appeared before Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), after he reached the Weirwood Tree. The Raven was played by a different actor in the Season 4 finale, but now we'll see Max von Sydow as this mystical tutor to Bran. Last season, Bran and his travelling companion Hodor (Kristian Nairn) did not appear at all, since their story was already caught up to the George R.R. Martin books.
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Queen of the Desert’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Queen of the Desert’
The world is full of men content to spend their lives within a few miles of where they were born, men who will love one woman, learn one language and go to their graves hardly having dreamed at all. These are not the men about whom Werner Herzog makes movies, although it took until age 72 for the chronicler of such bombastic souls as “Aguirre” and “Fitzcarraldo” to deem a woman worthy of one of his mighty portraits. Better late than never, and though Nicole Kidman is hardly the female Klaus Kinski, in the formidable character epic “Queen of the Desert,” she conveys with quiet determination what Kinski never could: the kind of conviction that changes the world.

Leaning more on romance than one might suppose to capture such an independent spirit as Gertrude Lowthian Bell, whose self-directed explorations among and dealings with the Middle East’s many conflicting tribes informed
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Krypton, Gotham and the glut of TV prequels

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Krypton, Gotham, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead spin-off. Is there no end to TV's thirst for commissioning prequels?

With rumours arriving that The Walking Dead spin-off may be a prequel, hot on the heels of the news that Syfy is pursuing a series about Superman's grandfather, titled Krypton, there are officially no more jokes. Anything you might say about making a comic book series set some ridiculous amount of time before the real story starts happening, can and will be seriously considered as a pitch by some network, somewhere.

A Newsroom-style series about The Daily Planet before Clark Kent started working there? A psychological procedural featuring Dr. Harleen Quinzel but no Joker? A jungle-set adventure series about Gorilla Grodd's granddad? We could keep going until the phone rings and someone makes us an offer for a pilot, but that would be an unnecessary amount of pre-amble before getting to the point,
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New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Still Happening at Disney

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New 'Indiana Jones' Movie Still Happening at Disney
Everyone is so busy watching the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer over and over again, most fans have forgotten that Disney also has a new Indiana Jones movie on the horizon. It's been awhile since we last heard any mention of LucasFilm's other iconic franchise, but at a recent breakfast with Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger did offer an update on the legendary archeologist. The cold hard fact is we may not see Henry Jones Jr. return to the big screen before the end of this decade.

LucasFilm and Disney are too busy relaunching the new Star Wars franchise to concentrate on rebooting Indiana Jones. Not only do they have director J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens set for release next December with principle photography already completed and a trailer in theaters, Rian Johnson is already deep into pre-production on Star Wars: Episode VIII and Star Wars: Episode IX,
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