MOONLIGHTING ... THE MOVIE?
Posted: Tue, Jan 13 2009 - 12:36 PM
Remember the olden days? When a smarmy bartender from New Jersey became an overnight success on a 1980's television show by joining a pretty cover girl in what would be an homage to the romantic comedies of decades gone by? Glenn Gordon Caron hopes you do.
From 1985 - 1989, Moonlighting was a smash hit ... well, it was for at least the first three seasons. Bruce Willis (with hair!) and Cybill Shepherd starred as David Addison and Maddie Hayes, detectives working for The Blue Moon Detective Agency. Their specialty was smirking, sexual tension (again, for the first three seasons) and witty banter.
According to Cinematical, producer Glenn Gordon Caron recently announced that he wants to produce a film version of Moonlighting. Not a reboot or a re-imagining, but a reunion movie starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd. The stars are reportedly keen on this project but nothing has been set in stone yet. There is also some confusion as to whether or not this would be a TV movie or a feature. I'd say, go feature.
What are your thoughts? Could this work? Willis obviously has the more viable career right now, but even he acknowledges that he and Shepherd are a little long in the tooth to be playing romantic leads. Should Caron continue with this project or just leave the past in the past? Sound off below.
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