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?
"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?