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The TV series based on 1999 film Galaxy Quest has found a backer and a place to air – Amazon Prime has announced its support…
It’s been months since we first heard anything about the upcoming TV version of Galaxy Quest.
Back in April we were told that a TV spin-off was in the works, but then we got nothing but silence for months. Now, though, nearly half a year later, we finally have some more information to share.
The Galaxy Quest TV series has found a home at Amazon Prime, marking the latest attempt by the young streaming service to recruit a few more subscribers by supporting a familiar name. Perhaps we should assume, then, that saving Ripper Street scored Amazon some good sign-up numbers as well as that outpouring of online good will.
Amazon Studios is adding some more aliens and quirky adventures to its library of original content. The digital production house has signed a development deal for a new series from Paramount Television based on Galaxy Quest, the 1999 cult sci-fi film from DreamWorks.
The Galaxy Quest film told the story of cast members from a cancelled Star Trek-like science fiction TV show, who are mistaken for real heroes and whisked away to space by simple-minded aliens to save them from a threatening race. The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long.
So far, Entertainment Weekly, who originally broke the news of the Galaxy Quest series deal with Amazon, reports none of the original Galaxy Quest acting talent is on board with the project. Overall, the show is still in early stages, but has already signed on original Galaxy Quest »
- Bree Brouwer
Back in April it was revealed that Paramount Television was working on a small screen take on the cult sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, and now Deadline is reporting that Amazon has picked up the project for development.
The TV adaptation is being penned by feature screenwriter Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson, who will all executive produce. As yet, the concept is being worked out, therefore casting is yet to get underway.
Released in 1999, Galaxy Quest was a send up of the Star Trek TV series, and starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni and Justin Long.
- Gary Collinson
Back in April, a report surfaced that original Galaxy Quest co-writer Robert Gordon is developing a new TV series based on the cult classic sci-fi comedy, which debuted in 1999. That report revealed that Paramount was shopping the project around to networks and streaming services, and now it seems the Galaxy Quest adaptation has found a home. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon Studios has signed on to develop the series.
The original Galaxy Quest movie centered on the cast of a cancelled sci-fi TV series, who get recruited to go on a real-life outer space mission to save a nation of aliens, who believed their characters were actually real. The ensemble cast for the sci-fi movie includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle and Justin Long, who made his feature debut on the movie. The movie earned just $90 million at the »
Galaxy Quest has built up a cult following over the years, and it will now continue in a TV series.
Amazon Studios has picked up a small-screen version of the 1999 sci-fi comedy, according to Entertainment Weekly.
If you haven't seen it, Galaxy Quest centred around the cast of a Star Trek-style TV series who suddenly find themselves having to pilot a real-life spaceship for a group of aliens who mistook their series for a genuine documentary.
It has yet to be confirmed whether any of the original cast will return or whether it might be a reboot. It's probably going to be difficult to bring back some of the big name cast, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.
However, the film's co-writer Robert Gordon is back to write the script and to executive produce the pilot. Director Dean Parisot is also back, alongside producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. »
The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as actors who once appeared on a “Star Trek”-like TV series — so convincingly, in fact, that the aliens who later abduct these costars don’t know the show is fake.
The deal is also de jour, given how nostalgia is fueling so many other properties. Variety reported in April that Paramount, which produced the “Galaxy Quest” movie and has put increased energy into mining its vault for TV adaptations, had been shopping the project. Paramount is also a co-producer with 20th Century Fox TV on the Fox drama “Minority Report” and »
- Whitney Friedlander
It came out more than 15 years ago, but producers are hoping fans still want more from "Galaxy Quest," the quirky 1999 sci-fi comedy.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon has just acquired a television series based on the flick -- which itself focused on the cast of a fictional sci-fi show, who are then abducted by real aliens -- and is in the early stages of adapting the movie. Much of the creative team behind the film is involved with the project, including co-writer Robert Gordon (he's penning the screenplay and executive producing the pilot), director Dean Parisot (directing and executive producing), and producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (also producing again).
The flick starred Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and Tony Shaloub, among other well-known stars, and it's not clear yet if they'll be reprising their roles (it would seem that many of them may be »
- Katie Roberts
By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall get your Galaxy Quest series.
RelatedGalaxy Quest Series in Development
As reported back in April, Paramount Television was developing a TV series based on the aforementioned 1999 film. Now, EW.com reports, the smaller-screen Galaxy Quest has touched down at Amazon, home to such originals as the acclaimed Transparent, Bosch and Alpha House.
The Galaxy Quest movie starred Tim Allen (now on Last Man Standing), Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a Star Trek-like series that has long been off the air. »
Amazon will film the pilot first and then decide if they want to proceed with further episodes. No word on who would star as the Nsea Protector crew members in this new take on the property.
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell and Alan Rickman starred in the original film which followed the cast of a "Star Trek"-style TV series who were now washed up has beens. An alien race, who saw the show and mistook it for being a documentary, captures them and enlists their help in fighting a race of alien warriors. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in 2012, the long-rumoured third Bill & Ted movie took a big step towards becoming a reality when it was announced that Dean Parisot (Galaxy Quest) had signed on to direct the returning Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan.
Since that time the project seems to have remained stationery, despite its two stars popping up every six months or so to tease the third adventure. Well, Alex Winter is at it again, offering up a few words to The Next Web and explaining that Bill & Ted 3 has the potential to be funnier than its predecessors given that its characters are now older.
“It’s exciting to come back to the characters. The fun thing about them is that they’re ageless. You play them in terms of who they are spiritually. Their mannerism and physicality are not tied to age. We played them like 9-year-old kids. »
- Gary Collinson
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
As the DC Cinematic Universe slowly rolls out, starting with "Man Of Steel", followed by "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" and "Suicide Squad", DC Comics anti-hero 'Bizarro' waits patiently on the sidelines for his live-action moment in the spotlight:
Since then, Bizarro has appeared as an antagonist to Superman.
His origins started with a scientist demonstrating a newly invented 'duplicating ray' to Superboy...
...but an accident causes the ray to duplicate the teen hero, as a flawed imitation with chalky white skin and childlike erratic behavior.
Bizarro is depicted as having all the abilities of Superman...
...although in some incarnations several of these traits have been reversed.
These powers include 'freeze vision' instead of 'heat vision', 'flame breath' instead of 'freeze breath', 'vacuum breath' instead of 'super breath', etc. »
- Michael Stevens
Galaxy Quest TV Series: Variety reports that Paramount Television is looking to do a TV series take on the 1999 sci-fi-comedy, Galaxy Quest, which starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. Robert Gordon, the co-writer of the feature film that poked fun at sci-fi conventions, such as the high fatalities of redshirts on Star Trek, is in talks to be involved in the TV version, along with the 1999 film's director, Dean Parisot, and its executive producers, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.
Synopsis of the Galaxy Quest film (via Blu-ray.com): "They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the N.S.E.A. Protector donned their uniforms »
- Derek Anderson
Reports are circulating that a Galaxy Quest spin-off is being put together at Paramount, with the makers involved...
"By Grabthar's hammer, by the Suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged!"
1999's Galaxy Quest was a genuinely funny and fond spoof of classic sci-fi TV, with great leading turns from Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen and, of course, Alan Rickman as the embittered Alexander Dane, a thespian who's grown to resent his fame as the alien, Dr Lazarus.
While our wish for a movie sequel never came true, news has broken that Paramount is looking to make a TV spin-off. Variety is reporting that Galaxy Quest co-writer Robert Gordon is in negotiations to make the show, with the involvement of original director Dean Parisot.
According to Galaxy Quest star Tim Allen, there is indeed a script written for a sequel, but as of today the only way to get more time with the crew of the Nsea Protector is to either rewatch the fantastic original film on a loop or to read the comic book series Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues. But, in a great twist of fate, the movie about the cast of a sci-fi TV show who end up getting abducted by aliens is now gearing up to become an actual TV show. According to Variety, Paramount Television has begun the process of putting together the show, which would reunite the original's core creative team of Robert Gordon (screenwriter), Dean Parisot (director), and Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (executive producers). And if there's a show in the works, it's safe to...
- Peter Hall
At any rate, if you enjoyed the flick, then you may like the news I have for you today.
Hollywood trade brings word that Paramount has decided to move forward with a television series based on the film.
Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni. As much fun as it would be to see the band get back together, I imagine there will be an entirely new cast.
What do you think of this? »
- Philip Sticco
There may not be any immediate plans to bring Star Trek back to television in the near future, but we’ve now learned that Paramount is looking to get into the sci-fi TV game with a small screen adaptation of Galaxy Quest.
The 1999 film starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman famously satirized Trek and became a cult classic (and is, arguably, one of the best Star Trek films ever made). Fans have been hoping for a sequel for quite some time now, and while a direct continuation of the story is destined to play out on comic book pages instead of on screen, the concept itself is ripe for a television adaptation, if handled correctly. So, by Grabthar’s hammer, we just may be in for a treat.
The film’s scribe, Robert Gordon, is expected to pen the TV version and serve as executive producer alongside original »
- James Garcia
A television adaptation of Galaxy Quest is reportedly in the works.
The aliens turn to these Hollywood stars for their help in an intergalactic crisis, believing that their television show was real.
Paramount has declined to comment on reports of a Galaxy Quest television adaptation.
Galaxy Quest's stature has grown among sci-fi fans since its release in 1999, with talk of a sequel even emerging a decade ago.
Watch a trailer for the original movie below: »
By Grabthar's hammer, Galaxy Quest is the next '90s cult classic to get the reboot treatment. According to Deadline, Paramount is trying to revive the 1999 sci-fi parody as a TV series, with director Dean Parisot and writer Robert Gordon attached as producers. It's great news for the film's legions of fans, who last month launched an online petition to get the original film's stars to reunite for a Galaxy Quest convention, where they will undoubtedly be kidnapped by aliens who think they're actually out-of-work television actors. »
- Dee Lockett
Another cult classic movie earmarked for the small screen treatment has now set up shop at Paramount. The 1999 space comedy Galaxy Quest has been the subject of endless fan queries concerning a sequel, and in a roundabout way, the studio listened. According to Deadline, the network has started development on a TV series which may be a sequel, spinoff Or remake. While specifics on the deal are unreported, the trade does make mention of key members of the film’s original creative team set to return.
Writer Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot, and producer Mark Johnson are expected to be involved in this new iteration. Whether it remakes the same story or ventures into hitherto unexplored realms of the galaxy, the enlistment of that core trio imparts a certain assuredness, as the first movie was a total knock-out.
For those unfamiliar, the original Dreamworks feature followed the comical antics of »
- Gem Seddon
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