A&E’s re-imagining of The Prisoner starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen hits the streets on DVD next Tuesday, March 23rd. A much more visually striking film, it takes the concept in a new direction with different twists. It is of course a risk to remake and cult film, and fans of the original may have trouble with this interpretation if they try and fit it in within what they are familiar with, but taken on its own it provides an interesting psychological thriller framework – but fans of the original will easily recognize Rover…check out a deleted scene below as well!
A man, known as Six, finds himself inexplicably trapped in The Village with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly — how he can escape. Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ , The Thin Red Line) plays the role of Six; and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code) co-stars as Two.