'Romancing The Stone' TV series in the works?
A television adaptation of "Romancing The Stone," a 1984 film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, is in the works, a report says.
In the movie, Turner plays a romance novelist named Joan Wilder who flies to Colombia to try and rescue her kidnapped sister and ends up on a treasure quest in the jungle with a mysterious American traveler named Jack T. Colton, played by Douglas.
NBC has bought a television series adaptation of the movie that will "follow a successful but unfulfilled woman who teams with a risk-taking adventurer to take on weekly missions while on a larger quest to find her missing brother," Deadline.com reported on Friday, September 2.
Representatives for the network had no immediate comment.
The film "Romancing The Stone" was directed by Robert Zemeckis. It also stars Danny DeVito as an antiquities smuggler, while Alfonso Arau, also known as El Guapo in the 1986 comedy movie "Three Amigos!," plays a local drug lord and fan of Wilder, who aids her and Colton in their quest along with the help of his "mule," Pepe.
"Romancing The Stone" also spurred a 1985 sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile," which starred Douglas, Turner and DeVito in their previous roles. The three also went on to star together in the 1989 movie "The War of the Roses," playing different characters.