James Hibberd reports (and Syfy confirms) that actors Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Star Trek: Generations, Entourage), Nicholas Lea (V, Kyle XY), Michael Paré (Virgin Suicides, The Philadelphia Experiment), Gina Holden (Saw 3D, Final Destination, Flash Gordon), along with Ryan Robbins and Emilie Ullerup from Syfy’s Sanctuary, have joined the cast of Syfy’s update to The Philadelphia Experiment.
Based on the urban legend that an experiment in radar masking conducted by the U.S. Navy not only rendered the U.S.S. Eldridge invisible but actually temporarily transported it elsewhere, and was previously made into a 1984 movie (which starred Paré), Syfy’s remake updates it for the present day. Lea is the hero in this version, with Paré as a henchman for the film’s villain, and McDowell as the chief scientist of the original experiment.
It is expected to air in 2012.