'Good Times' Movie in the Works at Sony

10:51 AM PST 03/12/2013 by Tatiana Siegel

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing a film of the classic sitcom, with Phil Johnston on board to write.

Dy-no-mite!

Columbia Pictures is looking to bring a version of 1970s TV hit Good Times to the big screen, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The CBS series ran from 1974-79 and starred Jimmie Walker, Esther Rolle and a young Janet Jackson. Walker was known for a number of catchphrases including his trademark "Dy-no-mite!"

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing the Good Times film, while Phil Johnston is on board to write.

The studio, which scored with a film remake of 1970s hit TV series Charlie's Angels, has been trying to mount big-screen versions of other titles it owns from the era, including I Dream of Jeannie and Fantasy Island.

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