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|"Dynasty" hits the Big Screen! To be set in 1961; Blake and Alexis: The Beginning|
|Topic Started: Jan 15 2011, 02:49 AM (437 Views)|
|Rick||Jan 15 2011, 02:49 AM Post #1|
"Dynasty" is coming back, and like Joan Collins' shoulder pads, it's going to be bigger than ever.
This week, the creators of the iconic 1980s television series confirmed that they're wrapping up the script for a "Dynasty" movie due to hit theaters in 2012. While a handful of specials and reunions tied up the loose ends left hanging when "Dynasty" went off the air in 1989, with the film version, Richard and Esther Shapiro want to do something completely different. (Hint: They were inspired by the latest "Star Wars" installment -- the format, not the intergalactic warfare.)
"Everybody has wanted to know about the beginning," Richard Shapiro said. "During the course of all of 'Dynasty,' Alexis was in love with Blake, and obviously, there was a time when he was in love with her. That is the center focus of this film, the Blake and Alexis love story."
"One of our highest rated shows was the episode that had a dream sequence that went back to when Blake was with Alexis," Esther Shapiro, Richard's wife, added. "It was one of our highest rated shows. In this movie, what we're going to try to do is address a lot of the questions the fans had over the years."
Set in 1961, the "Dynasty" movie will follow Blake Carrington's character as he slips into the world of privilege inhabited by his first wife, Alexis Carrington.
"In that day, the elite class did what it wanted," Richard Shapiro said. "It had no rules. To watch Blake, a very straight shooter, step into that world -- it's fascinating to us and we hope it will be to the audience."
The Shapiros, who are developing the movie with their daughter, Florie Savage, have yet to cast the roles of Blake (the late John Forsythe) and Alexis (Collins), But Esther knows what she wants.
"John Forsythe, he's got to be blond and beautiful with blue eyes," she said. [Ed. note: Chace Crawford, Chad Michael Murray, Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum -- are you listening?] "Someone who can play him at 25 or 26 years old. Young Alexis, she's going to have to be between 17 and 22 years old in terms of the way it's written. That's what the actress will have to play. Does she have to be English? Well, it would be nice if she were, or if she could affect an English accent." [Ed. note: Leighton Meester, Mila Kunis, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Bilson -- heads up.]
|Alin89||Jan 15 2011, 03:40 AM Post #2|
||im happy about this|
|Manny||Jan 15 2011, 06:11 AM Post #3|
||Wow.. this is going to flop, I'm sure!|
|Mason||Jan 15 2011, 10:51 AM Post #4|
||I'll be surprised if it even gets off the ground.|
|Manny||Jan 15 2011, 10:56 AM Post #5|
|darraholic||Jan 15 2011, 01:11 PM Post #6|
|At least The CW isn't doing a remake lol. I can just seem them casting Misha Barton as Alexis :(|
|Nubia||Jan 15 2011, 01:12 PM Post #7|
|I am sure this will come out....just like the Dallas movie, lol|
|King||Jan 15 2011, 02:34 PM Post #8|
||I mean....WE would see this. But it wouldn't make any money because no one else would. LOL.|
|Manny||Jan 16 2011, 06:06 AM Post #9|
True, although I'm not sure I would go see it either. I mean, yeah, I loved Alexis. But I also liked younger characters (like Sammy Jo and Adam and Steven..) and they all won't be in the movie (or they will as kids)... I don't know.. I just don't see how a story of young Alexis and Blake can be made into a fun movie.. :shrug:
|MichaelGL||Jan 16 2011, 12:09 PM Post #10|
|It would be a better fit if it was a made for television movie, set to honor a Dynasty reunion episode, but an actual big screen movie? No. I don't think movie audiences will take too kindly to that.|
|~bl~||Jan 16 2011, 08:16 PM Post #11|
||I can see renting this, but going to the regular movie theater would be odd. :) A period piece set in the 60s...that is an origin story for Dynasty. How many teens will see that flick really guys?|
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