Shane Black’s underseen 2016 crime-comedy The Nice Guys is set to receive a television series adaptation – with a gender swap.
A female-led reboot titled The Nice Girls is currently in development at Fox. THR is reporting that the network “has given a script commitment plus penalty” for a new take that is being described as “a contemporary, distaff-centered take on the 2016 film”.
30 Minutes or Less scribe Michael Diliberti will pen the screenplay and is attached to executive produce alongside Ken Ko, Rodney Ferrell and Joel Silver, the original film’s producer. Black, who directed and co-wrote the film, is not involved.
Despite strong reviews (92% on Rotten Tomatoes), The Nice Guys failed to attract a wide audience. The picture made $US62.7 million worldwide from a budget of $US50 million.
The wave film to TV adaptations shows no sign of slowing down. If The Nice Girls makes it to series, it will joining current adaptations that include Westworld, Fargo, Lethal Weapon, The Exorcist, Taken, and The Girlfriend Experience, to name but a few.