‘Good Times’ Movie Being Developed by Scott Rudin and Sony

Phil Johnston is writing a script based on this hit 1970s TV series starring John Amos, Jimmie Walker, and a young Janet Jackson.

Sony is bringing a Good Times remake to the big screen
Sony is bringing a Good Times remake to the big screen
After the success of last year's remake 21 Jump Street, Sony Pictures is bringing another classic TV show to the big screen, with a remake of Good Times.

Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids) is writing the screenplay based on the CBS series, which ran for six seasons between 1974 and 1979. The show centered on the Evans family, who lived in a poor, urban area of Chicago. The series was among the first to feature a working-class African-American family, and gave birth to the popular catch-phrase "Dy-no-mite," which was often said by Jimmie Walker's J.J. Evans Jr. John Amos, Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, BernNadette Stanis, and a young Janet Jackson also starred in the series.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing for Sony and Columbia Pictures. The studio also has remakes of classic shows such as I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island in the works.

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    @bawnian-dexeus - I got your back on that one :).

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag


    I'm not sure how I feel about this.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Why not a Fresh Prince reunion? Anyone with me?

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. skywise

    some tv shows should be left alone.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. CelluloidDreams

    I agree...Hell No!! How many kids today know of the show!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  6. WongFu


    two words; hell no

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. Monkeyiron 2.0

    Ha I want to see how they can f*ck this up!

    2 years agoby @monkeyiron2-0Flag

  8. Newtron

    I love Good Times, but this is a "no" for me. 21 Jump Street and Good Times are two completely different shows. I can see how 21 Jump Street made it to the big screen, but Good Times is a sit-com. That's like trying to bring The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to the silver screen.

    2 years agoby @newtronFlag

  9. Roberto Mata

    Sounds like another tyler perry's movie

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

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