Nov.24 / 2015

The Do’s And Don’ts Of A Possible Pretty Little Liars Movie

After finally receiving the gift of A’s identity this season, Pretty Little Liars fans felt like they’d used up all their good luck for year. Thankfully, executive producer I. Marlene King is in the giving spirit.

While appearing on Good Morning America this month, King confirmed that she is in talks to make a Pretty Little Liars movie. That’s right, we may actually get to see Haleb on the big screen someday.

“We’ve got some really big ideas for a great PLL movie, but that won’t happen right after the series ends,” King said on GMA. “I think we’ll take a little break and let everybody go off and do a few things and hopefully we’ll come back together again and do something really special.”

King has spoken about the likelihood of Pretty Little Liars seventh season being the show’s last, and with the time jump starting when season six returns in January, that means the movie will likely be set well into adulthood for the Liars. Could this mean Liars babies? Maybe a Liars wedding? A Liars vacation?

The possibilities for TV to film adaptations are endless and can be a great way to introduce new fans to the series. Many shows have successfully made the jump from the small to big screen, but not all fan favourites translate to the cinema. Here’s what Pretty Little Liars can learn from TV shows who did and did not successfully make a popcorn transition.

Don’t miss Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward tonight at 8E/5P on M3!

Best: Veronica Mars

The perfect amount of time had passed between the end of Veronica Mars in 2007 to the film’s release in 2014 that it made sense for all the main characters to reconnect. Plus, a Kickstarter campaign that was reached in only a few days proved that fans were ready for more of their favourite teen detective.

Worst: Entourage

The Entourage film had no shortage of celebrity cameos when the entire gang got back together to pick up where the series ended this summer. While fans of the HBO show got to see one of their favourite casts together again, the film just felt like an extra season shoved in to two hours.

Best: Sex and the City

With one of the happiest endings and television history, the creators of Sex and the City took a gamble on diminishing the shine from six flawless seasons by continuing the story on the big screen. In true SATC fashion, the film took on its own style, but still remained true to the classic. All four characters went through relatable struggles, just as they did during the series, but on a ‘Big’ger scale. In the end, the women again got their happy endings and audiences were left reaching for tissues inside their rented Louis Vuitton purses. And there was no second Sex and the City film. Please don’t ever bring it up.

Worst: Most Saturday Night Live films

We have an undying love for Wayne’s World, A Night At The Roxbury, and Coneheads, but that doesn’t mean we’ll forget The Ladies Man, Stuart Saves His Family, MacGruber, or the worst offender, It’s Pat. Sometimes one character is not enough to carry an entire film, a good thing to remember with an ensemble cast like Pretty Little Liars.

Best: 21 Jump Street, Charlie’s Angels, The Brady Bunch

We’re lumping these three films together because they’re all great examples of film reboots featuring new casts that bring great shows to a younger audience. Not that we want Pretty Little Liars to wait 30 years to release a film. Please don’t do that.

Worst: Bewitched

When shows are so beloved that they can’t even be redone by A-listers like Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, it’s best to just leave things in the past.

Don’t miss Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward tonight at 8E/5P on M3 and check out the first four minutes of the January premiere of Pretty Little Liars here!