Les Miserables, though divisive among fans, did pretty well this past award season and enjoyed success in the box office.
So, what does Fox want to do with that? Well, Fox has decided to partner with Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and actor-writer Graham Norris to
(milk the movie) turn the movie into a modern television drama.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
In all seriousness, Deadline recently reported that the currently untitled Les Mis project will “follow a brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who attempts to evade consequences of own wrongful conviction years earlier. The lawyer must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocents, and deal with a tumultuous family and romantic life while staying a step ahead of a ruthless U.S. Attorney who pursues him” (Deadline).
To this I say: why?
Granted, this won’t be the first time that a classic tale will get the TV treatment (see Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and the upcoming Wizard of Oz medical drama I talked about some weeks ago). However, I feel inclined to ask the following question once again: why?
Why the f*ck do we need this?
Call me that person, but whatever.
Images From: Screen Crush
- Present-Day Take On ‘Les Misérables’ From Rob Thomas Lands At Fox With Penalty (deadline.com)
- Rob Thomas Doing Modern Spin on ‘Les Miserables’ for Fox Television (slashfilm.com)