Here's some swell news for you today: Blue Crush may be coming to TV (That's an ocean pun for ya, kids). Reboot fever continues to take over TV, as NBC is looking to add another TV reboot to its repertoire. Word on the street is that Universal TV is developing a television reboot of the movie Blue Crush. The project is still in the early stages, but it would keep in line with the original 2002 sports film, which starred Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez.
The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive and they report that a Blue Crush TV reboot is in the works over at NBC. Hannah Schneider (Reign) is writing and will executive produce alongside Imagine's Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. While the project is still in the early stages, and it will reportedly offer a modern take on the events of the film. The NBC version will tell the story of "female empowerment and ambition in the world of Hawaii's North Shore." Following a tragic accident, one young surfer must regain her confidence and her career while fighting for a local community that is threatened by "commercialism and dangerous surf politics."
The original film released in 2002 and was written by Lizzy Weiss (Switched at Birth) and John Stockwell. It starred Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sanoe Lake as three best friends with a love of surfing. There's no word on if any of these actors will cameo or have a role in the TV show, but that kind of stunt casting isn't unusual for these reboots. The story, much like the planned TV project, followed a surfer trying to make it big in the sport while balancing her personal life. Blue Crush grossed $51 million on a budget of $25 million and spawned one direct-to-DVD sequel that involved none of the original actors and told a completely different story.
NBC isn't the only network looking to hang ten on some pitted nostalgia waveage. (I don't know surfing). There are a number of other TV reboots that will be arriving soon enough: Roswell on the CW; an all-female modern-day spin on The Nice Guys; True Lies over at Fox; A live-action The Jetsons; Starsky and Hutch at Amazon; and a hipster twist on The Munsters at NBC. Everybody is trying to monetize their existing libraries and while the effect of these reboots has varied, Blue Crush could always turn out to be good.
There is no release date yet for Blue Crush but stay tuned to CinemaBlend and we'll keep you updated with more information as soon as it becomes available. Blue Crush may be a long way off, but you can always learn more about what's hitting the airwaves in the near future thanks to our handy-dandy fall TV premiere guide.
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