A 'Little House on the Prairie' Remake Is What Our Childhood Dreams Are Made Of

You guys. I can't even with this excitement! Little House on the Prairie is getting a big-screen makeover, and it's enough to make even Nellie Oleson smile a little. The movie will be based on the popular NBC series, which ran from 1974 to 1983.

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Of course, that was a loose adaptation of Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular children's books about growing up as a pioneer in the American West in the 1870s and 1880s.

The TV series brought Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura to life, and made Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon household names. How cool would it be to see Gilbert make a cameo in the movie? Someone should pitch that idea, is all I'm saying.

Anyway, we don't know a whole lot about the project yet, considering it just recently landed at Paramount. There's also a director, Sean Durkin, who directed the chilling Martha Marcy May Marlene, and a writer, Abi Morgan. Morgan's writing credits include The Iron Lady and Suffragette.

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I really hope that the movie remains true to its wholesome, family-oriented roots. It's part of the immense charm for those of us who grew up with the books and the show. We can only imagine what it was like to be a pioneer and a settler, and we get to vicariously live through these beloved characters.

As the mom of two daughters who share her love of Laura Ingalls Wilder, I can't wait to take them to see this when it comes out. Now if they could hurry up and cast it and start filming, that would be great. Don't they know how impatient we fans are?

 

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