It's hard to imagine the 80's TV series 'Dynasty' without hulking, bedazzled shoulder pads, a feathered, Aqua Net-heavy coiffure and Joan Collins' glossy sneer, but the soap opera is being brought to the big screen -- 'Mad Men' style. 'Dynasty' creators Richard and Esther Shapiro are trading the age of excess for the 1960s in order to trace the roots of the show's characters.
The Shapiros are anxious to explore the saga of the wealthy Denver family in the oil business without the constraints of a small budget 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. If we want to go a few steps beyond what they would allow on 1980s TV, we can move ahead those few steps, and then some," Richard Shapiro added.
Will we finally be able to learn the origins of Alexis' b*tchcraft and how oil tycoon Blake Carrington came to make his millions? More importantly though, will there still be plenty of catfights? The Shapiros are promising "... some very unlikely twists and situations ... " and " ... a lot of coloring outside the lines ... " for this prequel. They are also reassuring fans that they'll be keeping the established storylines in place.
A script is in the works with no release date set, but the Shapiros are planning to go into production sometime over the next year. Are you willing to take a trip back in time with the Carringtons or is 'Dynasty' a dish best served à la TV reruns?
[via The Wrap]