Summit Entertainment Planning ‘Push’ TV Series

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Yesterday, Summit Entertainment (the folks behind Twilight) announced plans to adapt the 2009 feature film Push into a television series. Summit will be pairing with E1 Entertainment on the production and David Hayter, the screenwriter behind Watchmen, The Scorpion King, X-Men, and X2, is writing the pilot episode of the series.

According to the official press release, “The television series will be an extension of the film, a science fiction thriller, centered on people with paranormal powers who band together to take down a corrupt government agency.” The movie featured Chris Evans, Djimon Honsou, Camilla Belle, and Dakota Fanning.

If you’ll recall, Push didn’t receive very good reviews (Screen Rant head honcho Vic Holtreman gave it two out of five stars) nor was it a very big hit at the box office, earning only $48 million worldwide (on a $38 million production budget, who knows on the marketing expenses). Despite the film’s problems however, the majority of critics argued that Push had a pretty interesting premise. Perhaps developing the property into a TV series could be a good way to flesh out some of the more interesting material that didn’t come through in the film.

An interesting side effect of Push becoming a possible TV show is what it may mean for NBC’s long-running drama, Heroes. When Push first came out, people immediately compared it to Heroes. Now that it’s being turned into a TV series, I wouldn’t be surprised if these comparisons start up again. In fact, if the TV version of Push becomes a success, is it too much to wonder if it might not knock the long-suffering franchise off the air (assuming of course that it doesn’t get canceled before then)?

Personally, I’m pretty skeptical of movie franchises making the jump to the small screen. However, when it’s a movie that doesn’t have a particularly loyal following, the potential tends to outweigh the risk. What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing a Push TV show?

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  1. I liked the movie and hope that the TV show will be good.I'm looking forward to it.

  2. I just hope that they do the TV show right because the movie was just bad. They took a great idea, and just killed it. The movie also had the worst ending to a movie that i've ever seen. I really, really hope that they can make a 180 with this and make the tv show good if they do it.

  3. solid snake is behind this?? cool..

  4. I think a tv series will do MUCH better than the movie. The movie just felt a little rushed and sort of dropped you into the middle of it without a whole lot of background, they just sort of gave you the background as it went along. Done right, with it stretched out, I think you can develop the story better.

  5. Having to re log in every time I change pages is pretty annoying…

    Anyhow, why are they even bothering with this? The movie was pretty mediocre…

  6. Yeah it is damn annoying!!! I might have to go all Jack Bauer on the talkback system.

    The film wasnt great though, despite a nice premise.

  7. i totally agree with u. the movie seemd rushed and the story was just destroyed. i hope, if it comes a tv series, that they will do better.

  8. I believe this may be in relation to your browsers settings. I do not have to re log in each time.

  9. I enjoyed the movie for what it was. Popcorn fair leave my brain at the door. The story itself was reminiscent of Steven Kings Firestarter.

    I dont watch much TV.. LOST, Burn Notice (starts tonight!), Football and thats about it…. So I probably wont watch this until it hits DVD or VoD.

  10. Whit a tv series you always have a lot of time to explain your things and develop you character. This give you a great advantage compare to the movie. As for a comparison whit heroes, this show just keep going down and down. Whit Monday episode I am completely turn off, Sylar is going to give up is powers? And Claire is holding a chick hand, it total b*******. So if Push comes out on tv format, I’ll give it a try.

  11. I had higher expectations for the film…its promotion and marketing was very misleading regarding what the film was about so I think that is why my expectations weren't met though a TV series could be a good thing…there is so much to work with, so I am looking forward to it.

  12. Sam, Ken, I never have to re-log in. It must be a browser setting as Aknot suggested.

  13. Wow, really? I rather liked the ending. Overall I enjoyed the movie a lot.

  14. I thought Push was okay. I don't remember it much, but it was definitely interesting. I don't think I've actually seen telekinetic guns anywhere else.

    Heroes is more about people whose power is their character trait — Peter is an empath who is empathetic, Parkman is a mind-reader who is a curious cop, Tracy plays with ice and was cold-hearted. Push feels more like people with powers. Plus, weren't there experiments in Push that didn't just come out of nowhere?

    I would be excited for a Push TV show. I could see it being plot-oriented instead of blatantly (but failing at) character-oriented (like Heroes, whose characters deny the thing they were set up to be).

    I disagree with someone who posted earlier, though. Push benefited from being, well, pushed into the plot kind of in the middle of things. It gave off the vibe of, This movie encompasses a new universe. Here are our rules. This is what happens. And that sets it apart from Heroes even more. I keep badmouthing Heroes, but Heroes is just trying to be something it's not. Push is what it is. I could see it becoming a series, but then getting cancelled.

  15. My current browser setting kept my information in the old comment system, and in other sites that require a log-in, I stay logged in… So unless there's a setting somewhere in there that ONLY affects this site, I can't see how that could be the case, I will try a few things though just in case…

  16. I thought Push was okay. I don't remember it much, but it was definitely interesting. I don't think I've actually seen telekinetic guns anywhere else.

    Heroes is more about people whose power is their character trait — Peter is an empath who is empathetic, Parkman is a mind-reader who is a curious cop, Tracy plays with ice and was cold-hearted. Push feels more like people with powers. Plus, weren't there experiments in Push that didn't just come out of nowhere?

    I would be excited for a Push TV show. I could see it being plot-oriented instead of blatantly (but failing at) character-oriented (like Heroes, whose characters deny the thing they were set up to be).

    I disagree with someone who posted earlier, though. Push benefited from being, well, pushed into the plot kind of in the middle of things. It gave off the vibe of, This movie encompasses a new universe. Here are our rules. This is what happens. And that sets it apart from Heroes even more. I keep badmouthing Heroes, but Heroes is just trying to be something it's not. Push is what it is. I could see it becoming a series, but then getting cancelled.

  17. My current browser setting kept my information in the old comment system, and in other sites that require a log-in, I stay logged in… So unless there's a setting somewhere in there that ONLY affects this site, I can't see how that could be the case, I will try a few things though just in case…

  18. yes, i would watch Push TV series,
    but I don’t like the movie

    so 5 out of 5 stars for Push TV series

  19. Me encanto la pelicula “Push”. Aunque sea de la decada de los 30, sigo siendo una niña que disfruta de films como Star Trek, Twilight y Push. Me gustaria que hicieran Push 2 con los mismos actores. Ahora bien, si prefieren hacer la serie, la veria gustosa ya que disfrute muchisimo de los personajes y la tematica.

  20. I really liked the movie and would love to see more of this story. =)

  21. Does anyone know if this is actually going to happen?

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