Small Screen Stories: Films Made Into Television Shows

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  • Rise of The Planet of The Apes
  • Blade, Wesley Snipes
  • Shaft, Richard Roundtree
  • Black Dynamite
  • Friday Night Lights, Derek Luke
  • She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee
  • Fame, Debbie Allen
  • Barbershop, Ice Cube
  • Soul Food, Vanessa Williams
  • In The Heat of The Night, Sidney Poitier

Black Dynamite

Michael Jai White starred in this 2009 action comedic sendup of Blaxploitation by playing the faux biggest action star of the 1970s. White also returned to the role as a voice actor when the movie was resurrected as an animated series in 2011.

(Photo: Destination Films)

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