The classic 1970s television show Little House on the Prairie will soon be coming to the silver screen.
Paramount has announced plans for a modern film adaptation of the series, which originally aired on NBC from 1974 to 1983. The new motion picture will be directed by Sean Durkin and written by Abi Morgan. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the project was originally picked up by Sony and famed producer Scott Rudin in 2012, but was eventually dropped.
The classic series was based on the famed fictional novels by Laura Ingalls Wilder, which described life in the American West through the late 1800s. The wholesome program was widely loved by viewers of all ages, and became one of NBC’s most successful series ever. Michael Landon quickly became one of television’s most beloved actors, thanks to his unforgettable portrayal of the character Pa. The show also helped spark the career of a young Melissa Gilbert, who played the much-beloved Laura.
So far, no actors have been cast for the roles of any Ingalls family members or their friends. Although it will be hard to replace these legendary actors, this new film is developing during a time when more and more viewers seem to be searching for family-friendly content.