It's the year of the remake as Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin will turn the hugely popular '70s sitcom "Good Times" into a feature film!
The movie will be set in the 1960s and will be written by Phil Johnston, who has worked on recent blockbusters such as "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Cedar Rapids," reported Deadline.
Produced by Rudin and Eli Bush, the family comedy will focus on working-class couple James and Florida Evans, as they deal with several controversial themes of the period including maintaining a family while struggling with "temporary layoffs," hard financial times, unemployment and keeping their kids out of trouble all while living in a Chicago housing project.
The series, which starred John Amos, Esther Rolle and a young Janet Jackson, aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979 and was one of the most socially aware and daring Norman Lear-generated sitcoms of its time. Mixing clean comedy with tendentious issues, "Good Times" always seemed to push the envelope just enough to get its viewers thinking.
Other comedies of the period that followed the same route included "All In The Family," which focused on a chauvinist patriarch, and "One Day At A Time," which tackled the theme of single parenthood.
William Bannister, Michael Daniels and Neville Mouguel will serve as associate producers while Eric Monte, Tammie Evans and Carlena Harris will executive produce the film.