We live in an era of restarts, remakes and remagings. And with popular sitcoms like Full House and One Day At A Time returning to our screens, it was only a matter of time before other fans from the '90s made a comeback. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air received the reboot treatment – but with a decisive difference.
The trailer for Bel-Air written and directed by filmmaker Morgan Cooper reimagines Fresh Prince as a dramatic film from 2019. "Like most children of the 90s I'm with Fresh Prince grew up, "Cooper tweeted on Sunday. "Even as a kid, I always thought there was more in the story … so I decided to do it."
Cooper began six months ago in collaboration with Sun Squared Media at Bel-Air . The initial conflict of the original series, which Will Smith carefree in the opening speeches, here turns into a grim approach to gang violence and police brutality, the young Will (played by Jerry Madison) by consent from the dungeon move in with the hard-boiled uncle Phil
Many familiar characters appear: Will's cousin and buddy Carlton becomes a privileged opponent who does not want him there; Aunt Vivian is the same voice of support she had in the original; and the actor playing jazz could have been taken out directly from an episode of the original. (Will's other cousins, Hilary and Ashley Banks, also make short cameos.)
So far, the trailer has collected more than 970,000 views, with a number of viewers praising Lobers Cooper's praise and tweets for wanting to be picked up by him a studio and turned into a real movie.