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Over three decades after the release of the sci-fi fantasy film The Last Starfighter, a report from Variety claims that a TV spinoff of the cult classic, entitled The Starfighter Chronicles, is in the works.
The original writer of the 1984 film, Jonathan Betuel, is working with virtual reality company Surreal to give viewers a unique and immersive experience with the show. On top of being able to view Chronicles on regular television sets, if all goes well, people who own virtual reality headsets will be able to watch the show with a 360-degree view.
Chronicles is in very early stages of development, and is obviously an extremely ambitious idea for a series, so fans are going to have to wait and see how far this concept can go.
The project will not continue the story of Alex Rogan, a skilled teenage video game player who is recruited by aliens to fight in an interstellar war, »
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Though not a substantial hit when it first arrived in theaters way back in 1984, The Last Starfighter, renowned for being one of the first movies to ever use CGI visual effects, has gained quite a cult audience over the years. A remake seems like a no brainer, especially with its timely story of a video game obsessed teenager who is called upon to save the universe. But that may not happen anytime soon according to writer Gary Whitta, who loves the idea of doing a reboot. Unfortunately, it seems the rights are currently tied up and almost impossible to obtain.
Remaking The Last Starfighter is Gary Whitta's dream project. And he's not alone. There are apparently many in the industry who would love to take on the project. About remaking The Last Starfighter, the former Star Wars Spin-Off writer states:
"Man, I wish. I'm one of a very long »
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