The No. 1 Movie at the Box-Office This Weekend Was Actually First Supposed to Be a TV Show

Oct 5, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The No.1 film at the box-office this past weekend was written to be the pilot for a TV show that Galvin Palone was set to produce, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, "Zombieland" (which took in about $25 million this past weekend, and was well received by most who saw it with an A minus score),  "was too expensive to be a show or pilot," director Ruben Fleischer told the Reporter, adding, "So Gavin took it to Sony where he’s made several other movies and had a good relationship and asked if they wanted to develop it as a feature."

How the script was converted from a TV series to a feature makes pretty interesting reading in this article, written by veteran showbiz pro Martin Grove.

–Chuck Ross

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