We don’t need to remind you that movies are more frequently becoming fodder to spark TV reboots — all you have to do is take a spin around the small screen dial, or dive into the Hollywood trades on any given week, and you’ll find more than a few projects either already airing, or in development. And now another is joining the pile.
NBCUniversal International Studios and Tomorrow Studios are teaming up for a TV take on Joe Wright‘s thriller “Hanna.” The 2011 film starred Saorise Ronan as the titular teenage girl, raised with the lethal skills of an assassin by her ex-CIA father, only to wind up on the run when the agency comes gunning for the pair. The only creative returning for this TV venture is screenwriter David Farr, who also recently penned “The Night Manager.” And the premise is pretty big that it could feasibly work as a series — perhaps playing like a cross between “The Bourne Identity” and “Blindspot” (feel free to use that in pitch meetings, everybody)?
It’s all early days, and there’s no word yet on a director, showrunner, or network, so we’ll see what shape this winds up taking. [THR]