Archive for May 21st, 2009
The venerable British series UFO created by Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Space: 1999) appears to be getting the big screen treatment. ITV Global will team with the Robert Evans Co. to produce the update – no word on whether Gerry Anderson is involved. Whereas the original was set in 1980, the new version will be set in 2020 (following the roughly 10 years into the future of the original). UFO follows the super-secret Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization (SHADO), based underneath a film studio as well as a moonbase, which defends against mysterious aliens that try to get past their defenses to Earth to abduct humans. Will they bring back the metallic miniskirts and purple wigs too?