,” the TV adaptation of Bong Joon-Ho’s dystopian sci-fi film, premiered on TNT
on May 17. Like the film it’s based on, the series is about a future Earth that has frozen over, forcing the remaining human survivors to live on a massive, constantly moving train divided up by class. The show is only the latest example of a movie premise getting expanded for television, a trend that only seems to be getting more and more common as networks search for IP to turn into content. For some of the best examples of this, check out our photo gallery ranking similar big-to-small screen translations.
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From the very beginning of television history, networks have turned to cinema to inspire their latest shows – even “Casablanca
” received a short-lived adaptation. The idea makes sense; a popular movie brings with it a recognizable name and a premise that