CBS has plans to bring two films to the small screen with TV adaptations for Limitless, the 2011 thriller starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Abbie Cornish, and Rush Hour, the 1998 buddy cop actioner starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, according to The Wrap, which added that the network also recently ordered pilots for several other original series.
The Limitless TV drama will be a sequel to the film, which starred Cooper as Eddie, a struggling writer whose memory and intelligence is expanded after he takes a mysterious pill. With his enhanced brain power, Eddie goes right for personal gain, like finishing his book, winning his girlfriend back, and getting rich quick, but in the TV show, the character will reportedly use his abilities to help the FBI solve crimes. The project will be executive produced by Cooper, his Limitless director Neil Berger, and his Hangover director Todd Phillips, as well as produced by Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh and Tucker Tooley.
CBS also greenlit a small-screen adaptation of Rush Hour that Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence and Mad Men producer Blake McCormick have had in the works since last year. The film’s director Brett Ratner will executive producing, along with Jeff Ingold and Arthur Sarkissian for Doozer Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Also announced today were pilots for the comedy Angel From Hell from writer and executive producer Tad Quill (Scrubs) about “a woman who makes a new friend claiming to be her guardian angel” and an untitled comedy from Modern Family executive producer Dan Oâ€™Shannon that “will track a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.”
Earlier this week, CBS ordered the comedy pilots Super Clyde from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia and Joe Time from Modern Family executive producer Bill Wrubel.
[Source: The Wrap]