Archive for April 8th, 2013
In another I’m-not-dead-yet production, Disney’s remake of it’s own 1980 critical failure The Black Hole, which we last caught wind of in 2009, is still a work in progress. Scribe Jon Spaihts, who wrote the pre-Lindelof script of Prometheus and is also attached to a remake of The Mummy, is now working on the script previously written by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans).
Joseph Kosinski (TRON Legacy and the upcoming Oblivion) is still attached to direct.
I’ve been waiting for a Blake’s 7 remake for, well, since I first saw Blake’s 7 – heck, I advocated a remake back in 2001. Last year things started to look more real for it actually happening when Georgiaville TV took to the reins and started development for Syfy.
Today it was was being shopped around at MIPTV in Cannes for international outlets, but what it perhaps notable is who was doing it – FreemantleMedia, best known for various reality and competition series bu whose name seems to be popping up in everything lately.
What we did get from the pitch synopsis is a few more details…Blake is a former soldier and had a wife, but she is deceased (no mention of a wife was made in the original), and it is set in the year 2136. The plan is for 13 episodes.
Here is a full synopsis – and perhaps the first time I’ve seen the word “amazeballs” used in a business setting…
It’s just a week away…but here’s one more making-of featurette for Defiance, this time discussing how the game (which debuted last week) and the show will interact.
Check out this sneak peek at tonight’s Revolution, where alliances realign…tune in to NBC tonight after The Voice!
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