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MEN IN BLACK’s Sonnenfeld Mounting ABC Superhero Sitcom Pilot That Sounds Like A Distaff GREATEST AMERICAN HERO!!

Published at: Sept. 29, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST by hercules

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Barry Sonnenfeld, the “Men in Black” director who helmed the acclaimed pilot for “Pushing Daisies,” will direct an untitled ABC pilot about a mom who comes into possession of a costume that gives her superpowers. Sonnenfeld’s other directorial credits include the “Addams Family” movies,” “Get Shorty,” “Wild Wild West,” “Big Trouble” and “RV.” Learn nothing about who's writing the project in Variety’s story on the matter here.
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  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Believe it or not..

    by MetalMickey

    ..now I've got tits.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    MetalMickey

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    love it <p> Am sure she will have x-ray vision and will laugh will her friends/sister/mother about being able to see which guys are well hung. I am sure the scene will involve her in a kitchen one of them holding a cucumber or something and then laughing. <p>

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    BIG TROUBLE reminded me of a Donald Westlake story

    by YackBacker

    Sonnenfeld should do a Dortmunder movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Your stories are exciting enough without exclamation points.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    If we are appealing to middle aged housewives

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    like a lot of these shows, I am sure she will be overweight, and putting on the suit will magically result her looking in stunning shape. And guys paying attention to her again, i.e. she used to look great but became a)lazy (known in western culture as "I don't have enough time") and b) became a regular patron of the golden arches. <p>

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    What about a Bosom Buddies remake?

    by Heckles

    Now that's GOLD!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Sonnefeld also directed the pilot for The Tick

    by Bass Ackwards

    As well as producing it. Superheroes are more in vogue now maybe this series will prove more succesful (with audiences I mean, The Tick was awesome).

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    FUCK!

    by Pogue__Mahone

    I'd love more live action TICK! Warburton is GOLD! "STICKY PINK DEVIL!"

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Anybody ever watch Maximum Bob?

    by Ronald Raygun

    Series based on the Elmore Leonard novel. Lasted one season. Sonnenfeld was behind it. It was a good show. Wish it were on DVD.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Hated the live-action Tick

    by smackfu

    Warburton blew it imo. He mugged and tried too hard to be wacky, when all he had to do was be Patrick Warburton in the Tick suit...not to mention the make-up department made him look like a corpse at a viewing.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Maximum Bob

    by Stunt Vocalist 709

    My brother watched that show and liked it ALOT. I've been keeping an eye out for the DVD ever since. Anybody out there know of it coming out on DVD... ever?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Maximum Bob

    by Obner

    I actually wondered the same thing about the show coming out on DVD and I only found a fan made set on the Sell website. The show was as good as I remembered. I would be hella shocked if a retail set is made. Seems it's been long forgotten.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Superheroes and Vampires

    by Crow3711

    I'm over it. Just tell me a fucking story.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    They already made a GREATEST AMERICAN HEROINE pilot

    by SpyGuy

    And it sucked, which is why it never went any further. Just give me a solid, well-cast updating of the original GREATEST AMERICAN HERO and we'll be cool.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Bring back PERFECT STRANGERS!!!

    by Droid

    I want to know what's going on with Balki Bartokomous and Larry Appleton! <p>Make it so, Hollywood.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I consider myself a Sonnenfeld fan

    by slone13

    But RV was virtually unwatchable.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    They should do Garth Ennis's "The Pro."

    by cookylamoo

    About a hooker who gains super-powers. Now THAT would be worth watching.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Fire Jeff Zucker?

    by snowpuff

    Oh, wait a second. This story has nothing to do with NBC.<br> <br> Can you fire Zucker anyway?

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Now we know why Sarah Palin left office early

    by MITCHIPEDIA

    This is such a bad idea. The Geico caveman are laughing at this! Why would I would feel more comfortable if Joss Whedon were attached......

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Sonnenfeld and Helmed Pushing Daisies

    by Gislef_crow

    Actually he helmed the show throughout. If by "helmed" you mean "executive produced and had massive creative involvement." And his hands were all over it creatively, as much as Fuller's. (Note massive similarities to his Addams Family movie work.) But no, he only directed the pilot.

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Its a bird, its a plane...its SuperMilf!

    by StatelyWayneManor

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Four words....

    by Jamie McBain

    Pale Force, The Series! Someone should look into it!

  • Sept. 29, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    there's a reason it seems like a donald westlake story

    by thedude2010

    It's because Dave Barry said he was influenced by Donald Westlake and Elmore Leonard when he wrote it.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 6:22 a.m. CST

    It looks I killed the talkback

    by thedude2010

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    original Greatest American Hero: William Katt

    by i_gobot

    remake Greatest American Hero: Katt Williams.

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Since ABC is owned by Disney and Disney now owns Marvel...

    by Kikstad

    Why not just make some cool Marvel-based TV shows for ABC instead of silly sitcoms based on fake heroes (althouhg I guess all superheroes are fake, aren't they?) http://nickleshi.blogspot.com

  • Sept. 30, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    That's what we need more of - women programming

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Fuck, all of TV is for middle aged women, and fucking 19 year olds.