New “I Dream of Jeannie” Script Ordered

Numerous attempts have been made to adapt classic sitcom “I Dream of Jeannie” into a film, and now another version is underway with Sheila Callaghan (TV’s “United States of Tara”) hired to pen the script for Sony Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.

The difficulty with any modern film version is that the sitcom was very much a series of its time and comes across as both anachronistic and misogynistic these days, not to mention downright campy.

Then of course there’s the lesson Sony faced with 2005’s “Bewitched” which tried its own post-modern ‘meta’ approach to the genre and became a critical bomb and box-office disappointment.

No further dates or involvement from cast or crew have been mentioned.