‘Halo’ TV Series Heads To Paramount+ As Streamer Announces Shows Based On ‘Fatal Attraction’, ‘The Italian Job’, & More

Remember when Disney dropped that massive reveal presentation for Disney+, showing the powerhouse lineup they had coming to the streamer? Well, CBS-Viacom are ready for their close-up now, announcing a numbe of high-profile projects with recognizable brands for Paramount+.

Probably the big news is a series of shows based on familar films, including Love Story,  Fatal Attraction, Flashdance, The Italian Job, and The Parallax View.  They join previously-announced series such as the Grease prequel, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, and a series remake of the David Bowie film The Man Who Fell To Earth.

These are all very well-known films, but hardly conducive to the series treatment which makes this interesting. Fatal Attraction is based on the classic 1987 thriller starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. Love Story is the tragic romance led by Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal, who became superstars in 1970 following the film’s incredible success. Flashdance is the 1983 film, starring Jessica Beals as a steel worker with dreams of becoming a dancer. The new version will follow a Black woman who hopes to enter the world of ballet. The Parallax View starred Warren Beatty in a reporter investigating a massive conspiracy involving political assassinations. The Italian Job began life as a 1960s caper about a group of thieves pulling off a major heist and using cool cars to do it. It was most recently remade in 2003 in a film that starred Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron.

In other gigantic news, especially for gamers, the live-action Halo series is moving from Showtime to Paramount+. Pablo Schreiber stars as Master Chief, the super soldier who leads a war in the 26th-century between humanity and the alien Covenant. Also in the cast ae Natascha McElhone, Charlie Murphy, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, and Jen Taylor as the voice of Cortana.

Other shows coming to Paramount+ include a revival of Frasier, a new season of Inside Amy Schumer, and Guilty Party, a dark comedy starring Kate Beckinsale.

 

 

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.