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 'CSI' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
Guest Historian Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, thanks for coming to TIAH. This thread was created to speculate on the direction the CSI franchise might take in the years to come; some of it was written before the news broke that William Peterson was leaving the original CSI series in 2009. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.

September 9

In 2011, on this day CSI creator Jerry Bruckheimer announced that casting had begun for a feature film adaptation of the long-running TV crime drama.

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

July 23

In 2014, on this day Jerry Bruckheimer's big-screen movie version of his hit crime TV series CSI officially tied Lord of the Rings: Return of the King for second place on the all-time international movie box office hit list. It would pass King two days later and by early August would be overtaking Titanic for the top spot on that list just as it had broken Titanic's US box office record during the 4th of July weekend.

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

July 12

On this day in 2016, Jerry Bruckheimer's second CSI movie officially cleared the 400 million USD mark at the box office.

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

July 22

On this day in 2016, plans for a third CSI movie hit an unexpected snag when one of the writers hired to do the screenplay abruptly quit Paramount in a salary dispute.

 - Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

July 28

On this day in 2016, novelist James Patterson gave an interview to CNN denying rumors that he'd been approached to take over on the screenplay of the third CSI movie for the writer who'd quit Paramount six days earlier.

Author - James Patterson
James Patterson

August 1

On this day in 2016, Paramount Pictures announced that producer Michael Bay, who'd worked with Jerry Bruckheimer on the movies Pearl Harbor and Armageddon, would finish the screenplay for the stalled third CSI movie.

 - Michael Bay
Michael Bay

October 9

On this day in 2016, the script for the third CSI movie was finally completed.

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

June 1

On this day in 2017 filming began for the third movie in Jerry Bruckheimer's CSI franchise.


November 4

On this day in 2017 shooting on the third CSI movie had to be halted after a stuntman was injured during filming of a sequence in which leading man Laurence Fishburne's character shoots it out with a suspect in the murder of a Las Vegas casino owner.

 - Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne

May 28

On this day in 2018 the third CSI movie was released in theaters in North America.

 - CSI

June 10

On this day in 2018, the third CSI movie reached the 200 million USD mark at the box office.

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

August 1

On this day in 2018 former CSI regular Paul Guilfoyle returned to television as host of a documentary marking the centennial anniversary of the Boston Red Sox' 1918 World Series championship.

 - Paul Guilfoyle
Paul Guilfoyle

March 7

On this day in 2019 surviving cast members of all three CSI franchise series held a reunion party in Los Angeles to mark the original show's 20th anniversary and promote the debut of a new syndicated spinoff about forensic cadets.

CSI - Cast

April 23

On this day in 2019, the pilot episode of the CSI spinoff Forensics 101 aired on 204 TV stations across the United States.                                                          

 - Jerry Bruckenheimer
Jerry Bruckenheimer

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