'Limitless' TV Series: Bradley Cooper On Board For Movie's 'Natural Extension' Into One-Hour Drama? [VIDEO, NEWS]
Fans of the 2011 hit film Limitless could soon be seeing a new version of it on the small screen.
Relativity Television has partnered with Georgeville Television and Bradley Cooper for a scripted TV series based on the 2011 Relativity film of the same name, according to Deadline.
"Limitless is the perfect example of Relativity's multi-platform approach to creating quality content," Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh said, with Georgeville TV CEO Marc Rosen, adding, "The film has an organic natural extension into a compelling and sophisticated one-hour drama that is both a thrill-ride and a social commentary."
The movie -- which starred Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish -- was a thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is changed after he takes a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain. His enhanced abilities and talents soon attract new, darker forces that threaten his very existence.
The film opened at No. 1 in the domestic box office and has since gone on to gross more than $160 million worldwide, according to the report. It alsp sold over 2 million DVD and Blu-Ray units.
The television series is part of Relativity's expansion to attract small-screen audiences. The company recently gave the green light to the drama Act of Valor, also based on one of its feature films. That project is set to premiere on the National Geographic Channel.
Relativity Television also has 17 unscripted series currently airing on various channels, including the wildly popular MTV hit Catfish, which was based on a Relativity documentary.
Georgeville TV, which also signed on to the Limitless project, has high hopes for the television show.
"The film has an organic natural extension into a compelling and sophisticated one-hour drama that is both a thrill-ride and a social commentary," Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen said.
Announcement of the TV series is expected to be made Tuesday at the MIPCOM market in Cannes.