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AMC is getting into the sci-fi business with a remake of the 1960s series The Prisoner.
The cable network is set to co-produce with the U.K.'s Granada and Sky One a new version of the sci-fi thriller, which aired from 1967-68 on CBS. The remake will feature a similar story line to the original series, which starred Patrick McGoohan, who also was creator, producer, writer and director.
Prisoner will follow a man who finds himself inexplicably trapped in "the Village," with no memory of how he arrived. All of the inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of a previous existence or outside civilization and are under constant surveillance. The man, Number Six, sets out to discover the truth behind the Village, why he's there and how he can escape.
Production on the hourlong series is scheduled to begin in the spring for a worldwide premiere targeted for January 2008. »
- Quick Links > The Prisoner > Christopher Nolan > The Prestige > The Dark Knight > The Prisoner: Theme Music After almost 4 decades, the 1967 television classic The Prisoner may finally be making it to the big screen. Universal Studios is reportedly nearing a deal with Christopher Nolan, best known for Memento and Insomnia, to bring the UK cult classic to theaters, perhaps as early as 2007. The studio reports that they plan to have Nolan begin production on a contemporized film version of the show after he completes The Dark Knight the sequel to the hit Batman Begins which is set to begin production at Universal in early 2007. In 1967 Patrick McGoohan devised a cold war saga for the UK television service Itc. The premise comprised the kidnapping of a former covert agent, played by McGoohan, who is taken by government officials to a resort community known simply as “The Village”. There he is stripped of his identity, »
- Woke up, got out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. Met up with Pierre-Alexandre Despatis (IONCINEMA’s resident Festival reporter who’s had some time to recover since his trek in Tribeca) and rode up to Mont Tremblant via shuttle van with the folks who run the Goethe-Institute in Montréal (visit site here) who’ve convinced me that I was missing out on the many quality retrospectives that they offer throughout the year. If you are into upcoming quality German films, then this place is worth the detour. An early afternoon arrival and I started my day with the Shorts Program 2 at the cozy little The Pine theatre nestled in the heart of mini village they created her on the slope/base of the mountain. It’s a mini maze of cobble stone streets and various businesses – gift shops and restaurants and colors – note: »
LONDON -- Sky One is remaking the classic 1960s cult series The Prisoner in its biggest-ever drama commission, director of programs Richard Woolfe said Wednesday. The six-episode, hourlong series will broadcast in spring 2007. Produced by Granada Prods., the show will re-create the surreal series that originally featured Patrick McGoohan as a political prisoner trapped in an apparently idyllic village from which there was no escape. Casting and budgets for the series have not been announced, but Woolfe said the series would be more akin to tense dramas like "24" than the original. »
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