CSI: Crime Scene Investigation the film?
Well that's what William Petersen, the man who has played Gil Grissom in the series since it began but has now left after nine series and works in a production role with another character stepping up to take his character's position while a new, very well known face from film, has appeared in the series.
However Petersen doesn't seem to be done with the series, and while there's talk of an on screen return later in the year, he's also discussing the possibility of a film version of the series, and he has some definite ideas that it has to happen sooner rather than later.
It seems that a film version of the television show is going to be pushed for before the appeal is lost, and William Petersen is very keen on making that a reality, especially before it's too late for Grissom to make a reappearance.
That's great news for fans, it means the character will be back for a film version if they manage to get it off the ground, but there's a big stumbling block in the way, a story.
“Usually people leave it till a series has finished - they did that with The X-Files and Sex And The City. But it's about finding the right story.
There has got to be a real reason to do it. 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.”
Those were the words of William Petersen speaking to the Radio Times through the BBC. He goes on to say that he understands that fans are trepidatious about a film version but he believes that they can make it work.
It's great that he's talking about a film version with Grissom in it, because frankly I can't imagine it without. Sure have the new characters there too, but bring Grissom back for a leading role or it's just not going to be the same. For that matter, they should bring all the main characters into a film version.
The question is will fans want to see a CSI film, and is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation the one to do it?
There's the question of whether or not they could use a film to combine more than just the Las Vegas team. Perhaps like some of the special episodes where they've connected the series together we could see New York and Miami being pulled in to make a big CSI film?
Maybe it's time to start CSI: Edinburgh?!