For those of us who grew up reading the books and watching the television series that ran on NBC from 1974 to 1982, Little House on the Prairie is a nostalgic treasure. Filled with wholesome family fun, simple pleasures, and hearty life lessons, the reruns prompts us to sigh, "They just don't make shows like this anymore."
Which is why it's hard not to react to the news that Paramount Pictures will be making a new feature adaptation of the beloved show with a little trepidation. According to , the project was in development at Sony before they dropped the title.
Now in the hands of Paramount, the film is set to be directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Suffragette).
As curious as we may be about the new incarnation, though, it's hard to believe they'll be able to imbue it with the , or to find anything close to a replacement for the .
What is Little House on the Prairie without Pa and his sweet, gentle smile?