There’s no end in sight to the amount of film-to-television transitions in development.
Bradley Cooper and Ryan Kavanaugh are developing a television series based on the 2011 sci-fi-drama Limitless, which Cooper starred in and produced alongside Kavanaugh.
Variety is reporting that CBS has given the CBS TV Studios project a pilot production commitment, which will see original film director Neil Burger at the helm.
The series is to follow on from where the film left off, following a struggling writer as he becomes a financial wizard with the help of a pill that enables him to access 100 percent of his brain.
Craig Sweeny, an executive producer behind Medium and Elementary, is to pen the project and will be exec producing will Cooper and Todd Phillips under their Yet to Be Named Company banner. Burger, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin are also attached as executive producers. As you can tell, there’s quite a team backing this one.
Limitless was quite the surprise hit when it came out in 2011, earning over $161 million worldwide on a budget of $27 million. Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, and Anna Friel also starred.
Here’s the film’s trailer to refresh your memory: