It seems that whatever movies you have produced, it won’t be difficult to have the TV series version. In the old days, people thought that the movie was supposed to be popular or at least included in the box office list to be made into TV series, but such thought isn’t always correct, apparently. Whether the movie is popular or not, you can always have the TV show version of it.
The example is visible through the idea of making Behind Enemy Lines – the TV version, of course. It isn’t a new movie, considering that it was made in 2001. This John Moore’s production is more like a war thriller, with Owen Wilson and also Gene Hackman as the primary roles. Fox is having a talk about producing this movie, and the discussion is still running. However, it seems that Fox has made its commitment, especially in making the pilot. After all, the writers have developed a particular plot for this series.
According to the confirmation from the producers and the studio, the plot will be different from the one in the big screen. The man responsible for the development of the TV show is Jeffrey Nachmanoff, who has created Hostages, the short-lived tv series on CBS. He is also the executive producer on Legends and Chicago Fire, whose pilots were written by him.
It is a good thing that the writers have decided to come up with different plots, although there is a connection (the producers claim to be so) with the movie version. The TV show is about American flight crews that are a unique mission, but then they are shot and fell somewhere in a jungle in Latin America. Their commanding officer (in the aircraft carrier)is trying his best to save and rescue them. But things may not be that simple as it turns out that they are all involved in a big conspiracy plan. In Washington, a CIA female agent is trying to reveal the plot scheme, and secrets will be slowly uncovered one by one.
From the plot alone, it seems that everything feels solid, and there is a promising development there. However, things can go south when it is not executed well – no matter how good your plan is. If you are into politics or terrorism, this story may seem promising. In fact, there are a lot of elements being involved in this story, such as the policy, narcs trafficking, military, terrorism, manhood, heroism, and also redemption. It may sound ambitious, but hopefully, Fox can pull it off perfectly – well, at least for several seasons.
Nachmanoff’s may not have all the flawless and spotless resume, but the man has been involved in many important projects and works, both in the big screen and TV shows. He wrote big screen movies such as the comedy Hollywood Palms that was produced in 2001. He also wrote and directed Traitor, a film in 2008 with the main star Don Cheadle. He worked together with Roland Emmerich in co-writing The Day After Tomorrow. In TV shows, he directed Allegiance and Homeland.
So, do you think his next project will be promising? We just have to wait and see.