Would you watch a CSI movie?

CBS' CSI is one of television's surprise success stories. The show, at its core, is simple: self-contained episodes that aren't overly demanding where the good guy gets the bad guy in the end. So why would a perfectly good television show be rumored to get a movie makeover?

According to the UK's Telegraph, former CSI star and current producer William Petersen confirmed that a CSI movie is indeed in the works.

"Yes, there will be a movie," Petersen told The Radio Times. "I can understand people are a little trepidatious because of the franchise around the world and how well it's doing. Usually people leave it until a series has finished - they did that with the X-Files and Sex and the City."

But will CSI's audience--which primarily reside north of the 18-49 demographic--leave their recliners and watch an hour and a half movie when they can watch as much CSI as they want at home? Petersen thinks so.

"But [making the movie is] about finding the right story, there has got to be a real reason to do it," Petersen said. "You don't just do it because you want to make money, you do it because there's a story that can't be told on TV and needs to be told from CSI's perspective and the audience wants it. And we can't wait for CSI to end or Grissom will be about 90."

Would you go check out a CSI movie?

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of course..everybody will love it.. <3 :-)
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of course..everybody will love it.. <3 :-)
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of course..everybody will love it.. <3 :-)
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YESSSS of CourSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I probably would. My patience for Miami is gone but anything to do with Vegas and/or NY, especially with Grissom present wins me over. Though I'm pretty sure that if they do anything that brings more than one team in, they'll have Caine and his cursed sunglasses choreography, in which case Langston and Taylor better be in there too.
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Only if it contained Grissom, Sara and Nick.
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Another possibility...set in future time...Grisson and Sidle are back, Langston is back in professordom (or Grissom is just back for the plotline of the movie because the current case involves something in his past history and he is working alongside Langston on this one). As the episode enfolds, Greg has numerous flashbacks to his "training period" where Warrick is interacting with the entire team and something Warrick "taught" him gives him the insight to discover a new lead or clue or line of investigation that helps the current case progress. Possibilities are endless.
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I would probably wait for the DVD or watch it "on demand" on cable when that comes out...but watch it I would. Not sure how they could really do one with Warrick (as suggested below) unless they definitely set the time to a much earlier period where Greg is still a lab rat, David (Hodges) and Wendy are not present, and the undersheriff is still there committing nefarious behind the scenes shananigans...in fact that could be part of it. Would hate to see one without Hodges and Simms...they (and Archie who has been there longer than them and would be more likely to have a role in a movie set in previous times) have grown on me. I haven't truly embraced the Langston character (Sorry Laurence !!) but if doing "past" time to be able to bring back Warrick, he was a professor and expert who could be used as a peripheral or expert witness/consultant type character. Depending on how far in the past they go, the Grissom/Sidle enthusiasts might not get their wishes...they might also bring back (cant remember either the character or actress's name) the blond (apparently previous love interest of Grissom) who was the facial reconstruction expert in a few episodes.



A couple of centavos worth anyways.....

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In a heartbeat, I would even pay full price, buy popcorn, candy and pop. It would even be better with all the regulars including Warrick, Sara, Grissom(of course)and even Lady Heather! I love this show and personally I feel it is better than the other two!
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I would deffinetely watch a csi movie, and i hope William Petersen will also star in it!!!
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CSI is awsome but i hope Grissom for the movie :):)



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YES YES YES YES!!! I can't wait for the CSI movie to come out!!! I think that with Grissom and Sara back, it would amazing, maybe bring back a good old case from the past, having the team back together would be amazing! And for all of you people that say you wouldn't watch a CSI movie, if you were a true fan you would be in line for tickets, right away.
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I think not. I like the format as it is, and I don't think changing the format will add anything. Having said that, it would probably depend on who was in it.
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Absolutely not!! I can't even watch one episode without finding 50 things wrong with it! They would be better off picking a better show, or spending time writing a new show that actually makes sence.
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Simple answer - yes!
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i thought i was gonna be the only one who would want all 3 series to combine but im glad there are people thinking the same thing
i cast members from each series somehow joined together for a movie i would deff. watch it
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CSI movie will be great, ofcourse with Grissom and Sarah and even better if NY and Miami will join too...
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a csi movie is a good way to do a three way croosover with the other two csi series. but if the movie's story is good then i will watch.
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Cool. Let's hope Paramount Pictures and CBS Films would co-produced a "CSI" flick with Paramount as worldwide distributor, since Paramount is the worldwide distributor of CBS Home Entertainment.
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If Grissom comes back, with Sarah please. Anyway, I remember a statement of CSI's creator, and he said he wouldn't make a movie until the shows's 30th season. Well, I always remembered it because I know he'd break that promise. Voila. Ok, enough grinding in my own witty-ness, yes I'd watch a CSI movie, the only reason I stopped watching the show is because Grissom left. I just don't like Fishburne.
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I WOULD LOVE TO SEE AN CSI MOVIE, AWSOME!!
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If Grissom comes back yes otherwise no. I'm really done!
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If Grissom comes back, yes! If not, yes! I would love to see a CSI: movie, but I would be so frustrated if Grissom didn't show up!
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I'd watch it out of complete curiosity cos i'm a fan of all things CSI but the jury is still out for me as to whether there is actually a need for the movie. Maybe if the story was styled in the way of some earlier episodes when we used to see a cross over of cast members (when Vegas went to Miami or when Horatio visited Mac) that might make it more interesting - especially since we're now missing some key Vegas characters!
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It's CSI! Just give me some blood and bring out the blue lights! I'll watch it no matter the medium.
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If both Grissom and Sara appear I'd pay to see it.
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But they've already killed off Warrick, there's no way he's coming back... It would be nice to have a CSI movie, but it should have been a few years ago when the series was in its prime, all the original characters were still there and interested in the series. The Tarantino episode for example was a perfect one to do for a movie. The jury is still out on my verdict as to whether this would be a success.
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as long as as they put melina kanakaredes [stella bonasera] and gary sinse,in the movie, OH HELL YEAH.
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Unless the entire cast is going to be back I am NOI interested in seeing anything even relating to a movie from the new cast. I am struggling to keep a positive attitude now, I just don't see how a movie could work when the show isn't over.
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I think it would be fine, X-Files has done OK with 2 movies.
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No, it would probably be awful.
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A lot depends on the storyline for the movie. I'll probably wait until it comes to DVD.
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Absolutley Not!! I LOVE all the CSI shows and because of that, I think a movie would ruin it because it's just not the same. I hope the episodes go on for a very long time. :)
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yeah i think this should be great, if of course they don't screw it up, like they often do. N e ways, if there is a movie grissom is the only one to do it, otherwise no one in their right mind would watch it. Possibly though they could mix it up in the movie, maybe bring in horacio or something, that could be fun to see them head to head.
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Of course! CSI is awesome!!!
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hell yes! bring it on! Especially if it means we'll see Grissom back :)
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I don't see the point but if the story is good and they throw in some new elements that we haven't seen in the shows, then why not.
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i would watch it, not once but many times! I love CSI! But i agree it has to be a good story, and sara and grissom would have to be together-together in it though!
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i'll watch it. it would be interesting to see what story they will tell on the big screen
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Would absolutely watch it, and totally agree with rvdg; combining the three series would be interesting. I've always wanted to see Horatio, Mac and Grissom together.
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I would watch it. A fusion of the three series could be interesting!
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depending on who is in it and what the storyline is i would watch it
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It is by it's very nature temporary and disposable. Would not work as a film.
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It depends...

so does the production of the CSI movie indicate the series is to an end?
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i would love a CSI movie! i love all of the CSI shows....Crime Scene Investigation, NY, and Miami!
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Yes i would love to see a CSI movie must have william peterson in it.. The show just isn't CSI without him... William please come back!!!!!!!!!!!
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yes, I would enjoy a csi movie.
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Definitly!!!! As long as its not Miami. I hate horatio!!!
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I'ld have to see about that! Movies based on tv shows are usually pretty bad!
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Hell YES! Especially if it's rated R! CSI Vegas is one of my favorite shows and it would be wonderful if they could do something not made for tv.
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