V Coming Back To TV?

By Amanda Krill 2008-10-11 23:00:27 discussion comments
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So, like 25 years ago, there was this TV movie called V. Yeah, it really was 25 years ago. I know, it doesnít seem like itís been that long. It then spawned a series that lasted for about a year, and then it disappeared. Well, there is a rumor going on EOnline that one of the big TV production companies is gearing up to revive the cult classic and they are doing it against the will of Vís creator Ė Kenneth Johnson.

Somehow, Warner Bros. obtained the TV rights, and Mr. Johnson only holds the movie rights. Warner Bros did the 80s show on NBC sans Mr. Johnson, and they are doing it again this time, but with ABC. Mr. Johnson has been trying for ages to get V to the big screen, but thus far heís gotten no interest. Iím guessing no one wants to cross Warner Bros., but thatís just my take on it.

Mr. Johnson thinks itís nothing more than a rumor. ďWarners felt they wanted to develop [a new TV project] and had Scott write a script. And now they announced they have a development deal with ABC for a potential pilot for a potential series. But that's what it is, development for a potential," says Johnson. "In the meantime, I've been trying to get V done the way I want it done so I can...make sure the integrity, quality and substance of the original is maintained." I think heís dreaming.

Honestly, I was only like 8 when the TV movie was on, and barely 10 when the series was over. However, integrity and substance are not words that I would necessarily use to describe V. How Ďbout you?
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