TV show `Dynasty` to be made into film

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 09:47 AM IST

New York: `Dynasty`, the cult hit 80`s TV show is set to get the celluloid treatment with a big budget movie.

The show starring Joan Collins, John Forsythe and Linda Evans, is being turned into a film , said it`s creators Richard and Esther Shapiro, reported Huffington Post online.

The pair said that they were already working on the script of the film version of `Dynasty`, about a wealthy oil family living in Denver.

"The time is right. Nostalgia has always been big, but we want to take it a step further. We want to go back to the beginning with these characters and use the film to trace their roots in the `Mad Men` era of the 1960s. It will give us the opportunity to start fresh, without the constraints that television placed on our characters in the series," said Esther.

Richard is confident the movie will be a success because they will have a bigger budget for more action scenes.

"In a way, these characters were prisoners in television. We were always constrained by the smaller budget of a TV series. In the movie, if we want to have some James Bond-style action, we can afford to do that. If we want to have a steamy love scene, we can do that," he said.

PTI