According to The Hollywood Reporter, New Line has announced that it’s planning to take advantage of the renewed interest in movies based on old TV shows by developing a big-screen reboot of the classic ’70s and ’80s sitcom Three’s Company. Interestingly, this isn’t one of those situations where New Line was just sitting on the Three’s Company license and figured it should make some money off of it, as THR says it’s just now in negotiations to pick up the rights. That means the studio actively wants to make a Three’s Company movie for presumably artistic reasons, not just because it’s a thing to do.
The original Three’s Company show starred John Ritter as a man pretending to be gay so he could live with two female roommates, initially played by Joyce DeWitt and Suzanne Somers. THR says New Line is planning to set the movie in the ’70s, and He’s Just Not That Into You screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein will be tasked with translating the show’s extremely sitcom-y premise into a movie plot.