Fox remaking Tom Hanks film 'Big' with 'Enlisted' producers
Fox has ordered a comedy adaptation of the Tom Hanks film Big from Enlisted producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, EW has confirmed.
Loosely based on the film, Big will tell a new story that explores the line between being a kid and an adult—and how those two things are more confused than ever in today’s world. (Here’s hoping Hanks has been practicing on his giant piano in case he wants to drop by.)
The original 1988 film starred Hanks as kid who wished to “be big” after failing to get on a carnival ride and was shocked to wake up as an adult the next day.
Biegel (Cougar Town) and Royce (Men of a Certain Age) will write and executive-produce the comedy, which was given a script commitment, and would potentially air as an event series.