Spike Lee lit a fire under American independent cinema back in 1986 with She's Gotta Have It; his trailblazing, box-fresh cinematic debut. Now Showtime are in talks with the director to bring his characters to the somewhat smaller screen for a half hour comedy series but this time set in the present day. As THR sees it:
Lee's new take will be a contemporary look at the characters, portrayed in the movie by Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell and Lee. Lee is set to write and direct the reboot should the comedy, which is in development, move to the pilot stage.
It would be interesting to see what the hot headed Brooklynite thinks of his Borough in this new hipster age. It might as well be a different planet to the place he grew up in 30 odd years ago. We'll tentatively wait and see.
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