Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Diana will Attack the Earth again

Well, if you were tired of Horror remakes, Sci-Fi is next in line for the rehash bomb.

I give you, the return of ...V

ABC has officially greenlit a pilot for its reworking of "V," the 1980s miniseries about alien lizards coming down to Earth (Daily Variety, Oct. 10).

New adaptation of the franchise was written by "The 4400" co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters. Peters is aboard to exec produce along with HDFilms principal Jason Hall. Warner Bros. TV, which was behind the original longform, is producing.

The new "V" centers on Erica Evans, a Homeland Security agent with an aimless son. When the aliens arrive, her son gloms on to them -- causing tension within the family.

Like the original, show centers on visitors who say they've come to help the Earth -- but their motives are nefarious.

Original "V" writer-producer Kenneth Johnson is not involved in the new edition. The 1983 longform spawned a sequel and then a weekly series that lasted one season.

It could be good, so I'll keep an open mind


truthspew said...

I don't know, do they ever think they can every get another person to play the extremely bitchy Diana again?

Christopher said...

I love V, but I agree with truthspew--who will play Diana?

NG said...

They'll fuck this up like they have done with all the other remade movies.

deathtotroybolton said...

Fingers crossed this gets a BSG style makeover. It could be genius.

Greg said...

Oh God, no! The remake madness must stop!!

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