Movies Coming Out Based On TV Shows (& Vice Versa)

It seems like every day, news breaks about an upcoming television series or film, and there are actually several films that will soon be released that are based on TV shows and a couple of TV shows that will soon premiere that are based on films.

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From popular dramas and old-school classics to animated stories that are on right now, there is a lot of variety and excitement when it comes to these new projects. It is indeed the day and age of reboots, revivals, and reunions, so there will probably be more like this. Until then, though, get excited about these 10 right here!

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10 Dora And The Lost City of Gold

Dora the Explorer premiered in the year 2000, and now, this Nickelodeon TV series for kids is getting a live-action movie. Dora and the Lost City of Gold will feature Isabela Moner as the star, along with supporting actors and actresses such as Michael Peña, Danny Trejo, and Eva Longoria.

Dora has always been up for adventures, but up next is a big one: high school. Yes, in this story, which should come out on August 9, 2019, Dora, Boots, Diego and their peers must save her parents and solve a mystery… How exciting!

9 Downton Abbey

From 2010 to 2015, Downton Abbey ran, and this period drama show was about the lives of the Crawley family. On September 20, 2019, a film version will be released. This new story will be set in the 1920s, and it will show King George V and Queen Mary visiting Downton Abbey.

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Familiar faces will be seen, belonging to stars like Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, and Elizabeth McGovern. Some new people will be added to the mix as well, such as Tuppence Middleton, David Haig, Imelda Staunton, Simon Jones, Stephen Campbell Moore, Kate Phillips, and Geraldine James.

8 Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus

Invader Zim was on Nickelodeon from 2001 to 2002. Six more episodes came out on DVD in 2004, and then they were on the Nicktoons Network in 2006.

The movie version, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, will showcase Zim (an extraterrestrial from a planet called Irk) starting Phase 2 of his plan to conquer the Earth. Dib (a paranormal investigator who wants to stop Zim) will show up, trying to really and seriously unmask him and put an end to his plan. This continuation of the animated story should come out at some point this summer on Netflix.

7 Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends looks like a cute cartoon, but it's made for adults. This American-Canadian-Filipino show features forest animals who experience pain and the loss of life, which makes for a pretty graphic series. Happy Tree Friends started up in 1999, and its end date is July 25, 2019.

However, a feature film is rumored to be in the pre-production phase, and while creator Kenn Navarro doesn’t know all the details, a tweet from a couple of years ago confirmed that more shots would be happening. This is news that surely pleased the cult followers of this story.

6 Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most well-known video games franchises out there, and several TV shows centered around this unique animal have been released. In April 2019, a trailer came out for Sonic’s movie, and fans were not pleased with how this character looked.

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The release date was supposed to be November of this year, but now, a redesign will take place, meaning the new release date is February 14, 2020. Ben Schwartz will voice Sonic in this story, and Jim Carrey will play Dr. Ivo Robotnik. James Marsden will also be featured as a sheriff trying to help Sonic.

5 The Addams Family

The Addams Family, a 3D computer-animated flick, will hit theaters on October 11, 2019, and it will star known people like Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Nick Kroll, Allison Janney, Finn Wolfhard, and Bette Midler.

Of course, this family was seen in a black-and-white show in 1964, in some animated shows, and, of course, in previous films such as The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993), and Addams Family Reunion (1998). In this new story, they will have to take on the 21st century and a reality TV host named Margaux Needler!

4 The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead comic books have gone on to create some other great works, like two popular TV shows: The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. A 10-episode spin-off series that will focus on the female leads has been announced to come out next summer as well.

But what fans are really anxious to learn more about is the films (yes, plural). At the end of last year, executive producer Scott Gimple said there will be three movies made for AMC and based on The Walking Dead. Andrew Lincoln will be back as Rick Grimes, Pollyanna McIntosh will be back as Jadis, and it will pick up after his exit from TWD.

3 Greenbrier

One of the most celebrated series is Breaking Bad, which was on from 2008 to 2013. In November 2018, people started talking about a film version of this exciting show, and Bryan Cranston confirmed it!

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The working title is Greenbrier, written and directed by Vince Gilligan. It will be a continuation of the television series, and it will follow Jesse Pinkman, who is played by Aaron Paul. When Cranston said the rumors were true, he also said that he has an interest in being in the film, which will drop on Netflix before premiering on AMC.

2 The Lord Of e Rings Series

The Lord of the Rings is by J. R. R. Tolkien, and there are several adaptions like the films and a series. Amazon Studios has several seasons planned for a TV show full of new adventures.

The company is teaming up with The Tolkien Estate, The Tolkien Trust, New Line Television, and HarperCollins in order to create what will be the most expensive television series that has ever been produced, as reported by publications such as Ars Technica and Fortune. LOTR has a big following, so fans are certainly looking forward to its premiere in 2021!

1 Chucky

Since its beginning in 1988, the Child's Play franchise today includes eight movies, comic books, a video game, and, now, a TV show. This new project is coming about thanks to help from the franchise’s creator, Don Mancini, and producer David Kirschner.

It will be a continuation story, and new films will also keep being made as well. The series will probably be called Chucky, and Brad Dourif will return to voice the creepy doll. Fans of these scary flicks can expect this show to drop on Syfy in the year 2020.

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