Cinema and television overlap to such an extent that they can inspire and influence each other. Many actors and filmmakers start their careers with television, and many movies turn into TV series. The criteria for this medium transition can be the popularity of the film or the potential of its storyline that can be expanded. But these efforts will not always be successful, because it is fundamentally difficult. In order to turn a movie into a TV series, in addition to expanding the storyline, major changes must be made to the original source; Including the addition of new characters.
Many TV series, just like the movie sequels, are frustrating and seem to be just an attempt to make money by abusing the wave of popularity of the original film. Despite this fact, there are successful examples among TV series adaptations of movies that were able to maintain the space and theme of the original movie while being faithful to the original source and adding their own themes and style; For example, "What We Do in the Shadows", which has done well in this adaptation. There are other adaptations that completely change the original content and make it work; Like "Pink Panther". In fact, it can be said that there is no specific formula for the success of TV series based on movies. Let's take a look at some of the best direct or indirect adaptations of popular TV series.
Movie: The Emperor's New Groove/Serial: The Emperor's New School
The new life of the emperor is a famous cult; Of course, it is not the most famous Disney movie, but it undoubtedly has its own loyal fans. The animated film, directed by Mark Dindal and released in 2000, tells the story of Emperor Cuzco, who magically transforms into a llama camel and now has to restore his throne in the form of an animal. With stupid but lovable characters like Crank and Cuzco, the film never fails to put a smile on viewers' faces. The success, dubbed the "Little Emperor School" on a smaller television screen, is as hilarious as the original, and revolves around Cuzco, who's must graduate from Cuzco University to reach the imperial throne, retaining the stupid logic of the movie version.
One of the reasons for the success of this adaptation series, compared to other unsuccessful Disney adaptations of movie sources, has been the presence of many voice actors in the TV version.
9. Movie/Series: Fargo
"Fargo" is the most popular movie of the Coen brothers, a TV sequel It is as popular as it is made in the style of an ontology; In other words, in each episode, he tells a different story with completely different actors, of course, while maintaining the film genre. The Fargo crime black comedy, based on a real-life incident in Minnesota in 1987, tells the story of a debtor car dealer in Minneapolis who, to pay off his debts, hires two criminals to kidnap his wife so that he can escape. Extort his rich father-in-law. When the two criminals shoot a soldier, the plot goes in another direction and puts the foot of a clever detective in the story. The "Fargo" series only mentions the cinematic version in a few minor cases. The main reason for the great success of this series is the presence of the Coen brothers as the executive director of production.
Each season of the series is narrated in the same atmosphere but at a different time, which makes it fresh and spectacular. In addition, the series made some movie stars, from Martin Freeman to Evan McGregor, shine in new roles.
8. Movie: Monsters At (Monsters At Work)/Serial: Monsters At Work
The first installment of the Pete-directed monster movie series, released in 2001, tells the story of a company owned by monsters that generates energy by scaring children into the sound of their pockets. But because kids are no longer as afraid of monsters as they used to be, the company is having trouble getting energy. Sally and Mike, the protagonists who are exemplary employees of the company, mistakenly bring a child into the land of monsters, and when they realize that the laughter of the children produces more energy than the sound of their screams, the factory method changes completely. Following the success of Monsters University, which was created by Pixar Pixar and released by Disney as a protagonist of Monster University in 2013, Disney Plus decided to make its first attempt at serializing "Monsters at Work".
The story of the series begins where the company of monsters now generates energy with the laughter of children, and a character named Tyler Tuskman, who is a talented and tasteful mechanic, wishes to be with Sally and Mike in "Laughter Department" to work. "Monsters at Work", like other adapted TV series that use the same main characters of the movie version, managed to guarantee its success by bringing movie voice actors such as Billy Crystal and John Goodman. It received a 65% rating from Rattan Tomitoz, but still retained the space and theme of other films.
7. Movies/Series: The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther In fact, it was a collection of detective comedies, the first version of which was released in 1963, starring the English genius comedian Peter Sellers as the French inspector Clouseau. The film's success was so great that many sequels were written and directed by Blake Edwards; In addition to several books, picture books and video games based on and inspired by the brand "Pink Leopard". But the most famous of these reconstructions has been the "Pink Panther" cartoon series, which revolves not around the detective and his work but revolves around the character of the Pink Panther. The reason for choosing this name is a large pink diamond that is the subject of the story of the original film (and five other films) and Detective Clouseau follows it to Italy so that the big diamond thief named "Ghost" does not reach it.
6. Movie: Psycho/Serial: Bates Motel
Can be considered Alfred Hitchcock's most famous film and one of the most iconic works in the history of cinema, and Norman Bates, his anti-hero, is a very deep and multi-layered character with a long history to explore. The Mates Bates series explores the same background that made Norman what he is. The series is actually the forerunner of the "psychological" puzzle drama in the 1960s genre of Hitchcock's psychological horror genre, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Black. In "Psychology", Marine Crane, who is unable to marry her fianc due to financial problems, escapes from the police after stealing forty thousand dollars from her employer and goes to the Bates Motel on a rainy night. There he meets the polite but bizarre owner of the motel, Norman Bates, who is interested in taxidermy and has trouble with his mother. The murder of Marin in the bathroom is a series of events that introduce us to the dark side of Norman's character. Most of the Norman Bates character needs it, until Freddie Haymore (who plays Norman Bates in the series) came along and put on a great performance. In the contemporary period, in a fictional city different from the movie version, the series deals with Norman's teenage years after the death of his father and the purchase of a motel by his mother and the process of Norman's mental illness. The final season of the series is a free adaptation of the storyline of the original movie version. (Several sequels and a remake are based on "Psycho".) This series is a really scary tribute to the great director who continues his legacy without damaging it.
5. Wet Hot American Summer Movie/Series
Strange Comedy Directed by David Wayne, the 1998 American film "Hot and Wet Summer" (released in 2001) was an equally bizarre series, introducing major comedy actors such as Paul Rad and Bradley Cooper. The film failed both commercially and failed to garner critical acclaim, but since it became a cult film, many of its actors have been able to appear in prestigious film and television productions. The story of the film is about a number of teenagers and counselors who, on the last day of their stay in an imaginary summer camp, engage in dangerous adventures and many people are killed. The Netflix series based on the film uses almost the same cast, is very close to the storyline and content of the film, and is just as entertaining, if not more so, than the film.
4. Movie: Karate Kid/Serial: Cobra Kai
"Cobra Kai" to The reason for his ability to change the narrative line and angle of view of the film "Karate Child" is an interesting and valuable television work. The first installment of the "Karate Kid" series in 1984 became both commercially successful (best-selling film of the year) and garnered critical acclaim. This Comedy Comes Tells the Story of a 17-year-old teenager named Daniel Larusso who participates in karate competitions and defends himself against school bullies, especially a boy named Johnny Lawrence, who has a black belt at the Cobra Kai Club. His deadly techniques are exemplary apprentices, learning karate from a kind Okinawan maid in their apartment. The film became so popular at the time of its release that the sport of karate became popular in the United States.
It is rumored that he wants to re-launch the Cobra Kai Karate Club and face his longtime rival Daniel. The change of perspective of the story in the series made the viewers like the hated characters of the film and attracted a large audience on both YouTube and Netflix. With the return of both the main characters, Daniel and Johnny, the series is a very good sequel and close to the original version of the film, it has only a small problem and that is the big gap between the film and the series and that the characters are at completely different stages in their lives. In 2010, a remake of "The Karate Kid" starring Jackie Chan and Jayden Smith aired, which, unlike the original version, takes place in China, and the sport is kung fu instead of Japanese Okinawan karate.
3. Movie/Series: What We Do In The Shadows
Goya Whatever Taika Vaititi does, she turns to gold. "What We Do in the Shadows" is an adaptation of a film of the same name co-written and co-written by Whitey and Jamin Clement, in which they both star. Of course, Whitey no longer has any role or responsibility in the series, and Clement is the only creator of the series. The film, which is a documentary in the horror comedy genre of 2014, revolves around several vampires living in an apartment in Wellington, New Zealand, in one of the most unappreciated cinematic vampire worlds. Preserving the film genre, the series deals with the lifestyle of a new vampire series in modern times, and by replacing just a few supporting roles in the original version of the film, while successfully discovering its potential, it is largely loyal to the original source. Both the film and the series have received high ratings from Raton Tomitoz, but it is said that the series is even funnier than the film, especially with the exceptional acting of its cast.
2. Film: Star Wars/Serial: The Mandalorians, The Clone Wars, & More
When George Lucas created Star Wars, he introduced a galaxy of potential stories to his viewers and fans. TV producers have taken advantage of this amazing opportunity many times since. How many video games, picture books, toys, and other things are branded and based on Star Wars characters and themes? But among the series, "Mendelian" and "Star Wars: Clone Wars" have been more successful in attracting audiences than others. "Mendelorin", the first live-action series adaptation of the Star Wars movie series, begins five years after the events of "Return of the Jedi" and the fall of the Galactic Empire, and revolves around an award winner named Mando. On behalf of the remnants of the imperial forces, he has a mission to trap "Little Yoda". Instead, he becomes the protector of his life on the dark side. The events take place in the three years between the second part of the upcoming trilogy "Attack of the Clones" (Episode II: Attack of the Clones) and the third part of the same trilogy "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith".
1. Movie: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Serial: WandaVision, Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Loki & More
Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU has achieved countless successes in the field of television with the cooperation of Netflix. But the question has always been whether these series were original and continuous with the original world, and the answers to these questions varied depending on how successful they were. But Disney decided to make a series based on Marvel World for its online streaming service, all of which, without exception, are 100% original; First Vandavision, then Falcon and Winter Soldier, and finally Loki. These series have been extremely well received and have been very successful due to their direct connection to the MCU and the return of the main characters and actors. This success led to the creation and expansion of parallel worlds and the launch of the fourth phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe in collaboration with Disney. The story of all three series takes place after the events of "Avengers: Endgame".