Sony Pictures to Bring ‘Good Times’ to Big Screen

Hollywood loves doing remakes, re-dos and revamps, and television classic Good Times is next up for a big screen makeover. Sony Pictures has tapped Shaft producer Scott Rubin and Wreck It Ralph co-writer Phil Johnson to take the reigns.

The groundbreaking sitcom, which aired on CBS from 1974-1979, focused on working class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised their three children in a Chicago housing project. During its heyday, the show raised awareness on issues like racism, abuse, gang violence and politics–all of which its audience could relate to.

Although a plot synopsis is still in its beginning stages, we do know the Evans family will work through the socioeconomic setting of that 60s.