Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry’s oddball 2004 favorite, is the latest feature film in line to be repackaged for the small-screen, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Anonymous Content, the production house behind such bankable hits as Mr. Robot and the dormant True Detective, is developing the TV spinoff series, enlisting a helping hand in Steve Golin – producer on the original genre mash-up – to help oversee production. It’s early doors on this one, according to THR, though we understand screenwriter Zev Borow (Forever, Chuck) has opened negotiations to ink the script. Exactly who Anonymous and Universal Cable Productions plan to cast as estranged couple Joel and Clementine – originally portrayed by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, respectively – is up for question,
Established IP continues to be fertile ground for broadcast and streaming outlets, and one need only look toward the stacked TV lineup going into the fall season for evidence of a trend that shows no sign of letting up – The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon and The Departed populate the docket, to name but three. They haven’t all been slam dunks, either; Minority Report was one early causality to be taken off the airwaves after only one season.
Fargo is the textbook example of an existing property being carried over to the series format, and in many ways, Noah Hawley’s acclaimed spinoff can be seen as ground zero in this movie-to-TV phenomenon Can Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind find similar success? We’ll be keeping tabs on this latest offshoot as more information comes to light.