The Trek BBS

The Trek BBS (http://www.trekbbs.com/index.php)
-   TV & Media (http://www.trekbbs.com/forumdisplay.php?f=28)
-   -   A&E devloping Psycho prequel series (http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=157234)

Enterprise is Great January 14 2012 09:24 AM

A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Deadline.com

Quote:

A&E said today that it is in early development on Bates Motel, a drama series that serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic Psycho. Bates Motel, from Universal TV and writer Anthony Cipriano, will delve into how Norman Bates’ dark, twisted backstory from childhood through his teen years and will chronicle how his mother, Norma, and her lover damaged Norman, helping shape the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history.
Um, ok. Not sure we really need this... could be interesting or totally awful.

Goliath January 14 2012 03:25 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
That's a terrible idea.

Pingfah January 14 2012 03:47 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
That sounds like a very depressing TV show.

Mr. Laser Beam January 14 2012 03:55 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Didn't Psycho IV pretty much cover this ground already?

barnaclelapse January 14 2012 04:53 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
I was thinking the same thing about Psycho IV. I remember that being a supremely uncomfortable film when I was a kid.

Some of those sequels (II and IV, mostly) were actually pretty decent.

I guess it could be interesting, but I'm not really sure I can picture anyone besides Anthony Perkins.

Mr. Laser Beam January 14 2012 04:55 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Jim Parsons?

Starbreaker January 14 2012 05:01 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Jeremy Davies

Saul January 14 2012 05:04 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 5598385)
Didn't Psycho IV pretty much cover this ground already?

It sure did and it had Anthony Perkins in it too bookending the beginning and end. I agree with others that the sequels were pretty decent films. I remember been shocked at surprised flicking around television one night and seeing Psycho II and then shocked again to see Psycho 3 and IV!

A prequel series. How can they stretch out the idea into a series. Doesn't appeal to me much like that remake.

Temis the Vorta January 14 2012 08:34 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 5598673)
Jim Parsons?

Not bad!

Gary Mitchell January 14 2012 11:23 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
They already made a pilot in 1987 for "Bates Motel" but it was set after the movies. I don't remember it being very good. If anyone wants to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJsjI...eature=related

Temis the Vorta January 15 2012 01:18 AM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
We might have duelling serial killers next season, because there's also supposed to be a Hannibal Lecter prequel series in the works as well.

Do I smell crossover? Or maybe that's just what's in the basement... :D

Captaindemotion January 15 2012 12:49 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
One seriously dumb idea.

Mr. Laser Beam January 15 2012 06:11 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Quote:

Temis the Vorta wrote: (Post 5599699)
Quote:

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 5598673)
Jim Parsons?

Not bad!

They could call this film Bateszinga!

23skidoo January 16 2012 03:08 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
This is yet another case of Hollywood missing the point and attempting to reinvent a character who was defined by his actor and nothing else. Yes, Hitchcock set the scene with a classic movie. But the character lived and breathed because of Anthony Perkins. Unless they've found a way to clone Perkins or bring him back from the dead, this strikes me as a useless exercise and simply a way for A&E to cash in on Dexter.

Alex

Captaindemotion January 16 2012 03:23 PM

Re: A&E devloping Psycho prequel series
 
Quote:

23skidoo wrote: (Post 5610055)
This is yet another case of Hollywood missing the point and attempting to reinvent a character who was defined by his actor and nothing else. Yes, Hitchcock set the scene with a classic movie. But the character lived and breathed because of Anthony Perkins. Unless they've found a way to clone Perkins or bring him back from the dead, this strikes me as a useless exercise and simply a way for A&E to cash in on Dexter.

Alex

You mean, you weren't impressed with Vince Vaughn's seminal reinterpretation?



;)


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.