Just watched the thoroughly enjoyable action-thriller “Limitless” on Film4.
Starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, it’s about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 per cent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra’s (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future.
That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie’s read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent…
It’s a great film, with plenty of twists and turns, and I won’t spoil it for you. But I was pleased to find out that Relativity Television announced last October that it has partnered with Bradley Cooper and Georgeville TV to adapt the 2011 pic for television.
Variety reported that Cooper will serve as executive producer and Leslie Dixon and Scott Kroopf will co-exec produce the series. “Relativity produced the feature film, so having the studio’s TV division — Relativity TV — produce the smallscreen version is an organic segue for the property,” the show business paper reported.
“‘Limitless’ is the perfect example of Relativity’s multiplatform approach to creating quality content,” said Relativity CEO Ryan Kavanaugh. “The story will transition perfectly to television, and we’re excited to partner with such a talented actor and producer as Bradley Cooper on the series.”
Be interesting to see how it works out on the small screen - there were certainly plenty of ideas in the film that offered further development.
Most interesting. I enjoyed the movie a lot, and it could be very interesting to see how they explore the concept in serial form.
"Sorry, that’s me. My super power. (Still love saying that.) Basically I’m sort of a living scalpel? I can take people apart—not in a violent way, mind, more so’s I can put them back together again…”
—- Faiza Hussain, Excalibur.