'Bewitched' Movie in the Works at Sony Pictures

8716849479?profile=RESIZE_400xTerry Matalas and Travis Fickett are penning a script for the big-screen treatment of the 1960s sitcom about a witch hiding in plain sight in suburbia.

Sony Pictures is twitching its nose as it orders early development of a movie version of the classic bewitched TV sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Bewitched ran for eight seasons on ABC, from 1964 to 1972 and starred Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha, a witch who marries Darrin, a mortal (Dick York and later Dick Sargent), and attempts to become a typical suburban housewife.

Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett are conjuring up the script for the movie adaptation. Davis Entertainment is producing via John Davis and John Fox.

Sony, which owns the sitcom's rights, earlier attempted Bewitched TV series remakes, at CBS in 2011-12 and NBC in 2014, which did not go forward. Bewitched was also remade as a 2005 feature film starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

Matalas is under an overall deal at CBS and co-runs Star Trek: Picard. Matalas and Fickett are also developing the Witch Mountain remake for Disney+, again with Davis and Fox at Davis Entertainment.

Matalas and Fickett created and ran the TV adaptation of Twelve Monkeys for Syfy Channel. The duo are repped by ICM Partners. Matalas is also repped by David Kanter at Anonymous Content.

 

Article by:Etan Vlessingfor Hollywood Reporter

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