It is official: Hollywood is now entirely out of ideas. Word has it that Sony Pictures is hot on making a feature film adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. Of course, the mind instantly gravitates to the television show that ran over 200 episodes on NBC in between 1974 and 1982, but that is not what today’s reboot news is about as it would rather center on the original source material, a children’s book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder in the 1930′s.
Naturally, without the small screen life, any big screen version might seem like a shot in the dark so in that light it is certainly worth acknowledging the show which was based on Wilder’s literary creation.
Talents behind-the-camera on this prospective project are pretty recognizable. Abi Morgan who wrote the Iron Lady is drafting the script which director David Gordon Green (The Sitter, Pineapple Express) will use as a blueprint. The biggest name in all this is Scott Rudin as producer. His credits include No Country for Old Men, Stop-Loss, The Social Network, and The Dictator.
This looks like a good enough crew to push the project forward, but Deadline warns that Little House on the Prairie is not yet a done deal so stay tuned. No further details are available at this time.