A 1992 feature film directed by Robert Zemeckis is being adapted for the small screen by Bravo, Variety reports. The project revives Zemeckis’ “Death Becomes Her,” a comedy that starred Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis.
Zemeckis is better known for directing the “Back to the Future” movies along with “Romancing the Stone,” “Forrest Gump, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Contact” and a string of successful movies. He also executive produced the “Tales From the Crypt” TV series in the 1990s.
Zemeckis will executive produce the new project as an hourlong drama along with Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine. Universal Cable Productions and Lupara Productions will produce, keeping the project in the NBCUniversal family. The feature film was from Universal Pictures.
"Death Becomes Her" was a modest hit in its theatrical release, earning $58 million in domestic box office and $149 million worldwide. The plot concerns two rivals (Streep and Hawn) who drink a magic potion to ensure eternal youth.