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Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi Plan 'The Blues Brothers' TV Series Reboot

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Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi (John’s ex-wife) have long owned the TV rights to The Blues Brothers. Thirty-three years after the characters first debuted on Saturday Night Live, they are finally planning to do something with those rights. Variety reports Belushi, Anne Beatts, Wayne Catania, and Kieron Lafferty have scripted a pilot that centers on Elwood’s search for his father after he and Jake are released from jail. Two new actors will play Elwood and Jake, but Aykroyd will lend his voice to the parole officer. As Beatts puts it, “We’re not trying to replicate Dan and John but Jake and Elwood.” If the pilot goes to series, each episode will include a musical number, which led Beatts to this inane pitch:

“It would be Route 66 meets Glee, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket.”

Credit: Variety

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-MD-4000d ago

I really don't want anything remotely close to what Glee is.

darklordzor4000d ago

I can't honestly say I want this. I think they did enough damage to this classic film with Blues Brothers 2000, why does it need a show. I think it's better off left alone.

alycakes3999d ago

I much as I loved the original one with the two of them I really don't think they could do it justice.

gdogg6663999d ago

darklord is right they should just leave this movie/s alone now if they want money just release it in the movies or better yet bundle the two put it on blu ray and bam! instait money as they would have my money (when i have sum lol)

darklordzor3999d ago

Yep, that would make plenty of cash. Probably more if they didn't put them both together.

alycakes3999d ago

Good idea gdogg666! Actually I think a night at the movie for The Blues Brothers would be kind of fun. I love it when they say "We're on a mission from God" I think people would actually go see it.