Morgan Creek Productions is set to rebrand itself as Morgan Creek Entertainment Group and has announced ambitious plans which include reboots of its library titles across television, features and digital.
Amongst the sixty film works owned by Morgan Creek that are said to be under consideration are the “Ace Ventura,” “Major League” and “Young Guns” franchises along with horror and thriller titles such as “Dead Ringers,” “Diabolique,” “Pacific Heights” and “Nightbreed”.
Their first attempt at a reboot/refresh of a catalog title began a few years ago and resulted in FOX’s “The Exorcist” TV series which is now in its second season.
The process will now be accelerated with most of the remakes planned for TV – including discussions with a streaming service for a “Young Guns” film and series. They re also lining up a showrunner for a “Dead Ringers” series.
“Ace Ventura” on the other hand will be a “mainstream theatrical production relaunch” with the plan to be a new film in the spirit of the original as opposed to a straight remake – one with a likely ‘baton-handing’ over to a younger character be it son or daughter. The company says they would welcome Jim Carrey to reprise his role.
The plan is each time to get the blessing of the original creators before moving forward, and they intend to develop an equal number of new original properties along with exploiting old ones.