The duo made famous by Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi will be reincarnated in a new TV version that is currently being pitched to studios and networks.
The pilot has the Blues Brothers out of jail with Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real father.
John Belushi's ex-wife Judy Belushi, who owns the rights along with Aykroyd, will co-executive produce the project. Aykroyd will have involvement in the show as Jake and Elwood's parole officer.
Judy Belushi spoke about the TV project, saying:
"I think these are great American characters. We want to keep them alive. We chose to introduce them as new characters but do it in an way that they have some history, have some life behind them."
Meanwhile, co-executive producer Anne Beatts says:
"We're not trying to replicate Dan and John but Jake and Elwood. If the pilot goes to series, each episode would include a musical number, presumably featuring a new Blues Brothers band.
It would be Route 66 meets Glee, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket."
LOLz! What?! Blues Brothers and Glee?? Hmm…sounds…interesting??
P.S. Remember Blues Brothers 2000?? Was that even a hit?! Which makes us think, is this really necessary??
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