NBC’s “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” may get a remake but it’s not what you think.
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air
Anyone who watched TV in the early 90’s knows this theme song, performed by its leading character. A story about a street-wise kid from West Philadelphia who gets into a fight while playing basketball. His mom decides it’s best if he gets a clean break and go live with his Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv in Bel Air California.
Now, 23 years after The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air went off the air, there’s talk about a remake, but this time the remake is a little different.
Morgan Cooper, a cinematographer (and a huge fan of the series) created a four-minute indie short film titled “Bel Air.” It depicts Will’s life and move to California in a dramatic style rather than a comedic one.
And guess who viewed the clip and LOVED it? Yup…Will Smith! Smith and Cooper met, and Smith said the clip was “brilliant.” If Will Smith backs this project, who knows what the future holds for Cooper!