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The fact that we don't have a V thread at GS is unforgivable.

The below news item is likely just Robert Englund talking without anything to really back it up,especially in light of teh fact that he's talking about Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael Myers which any horror fan around knows is all but dead.

Still, it's in the ether.

--- Quote ---New 'V' TV series coming?

We were at the London Film and Comic Con over the past weekend and we managed to sit in on the last few minutes of a talk that Robert Englund was giving. We not only heard the guy repeat that John Carpenter was 'talking' about having some sort of role in the FREDDY VS. JASON VS. MICHAEL movie (he's been at New Line discussing the project according to Englund), but also that a new re-imagining of his hit 1980's TV series V may be in the works.

Englund did add however, that it was unlikely that he would be involved in the new project, and that a whole new bunch of new, younger actors would be brought on board for the new show. It's an interesting little rumour, and we'll see how it develops, but we love the idea of a new V series. Even if it is without Englund (the man did say that he would love to return to the series, and said that he'd like to have seen the new show based around the original characters, twenty to thirty years on).
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How odd...I could have sworn there was a V thread.  Didn't we go on about it when Ken Johnson said he was going to redo the whole thing the way it was meant to be and then he was quietly executed? 

But, yes, the redo is official again.

I was all for it, then.  Johnson's view was a long, drawn-out, dark parallel to the French Resistance during WWII.  Or, to be less romantic and more in keeping with the way he was talking, Red Dawn with aliens. 

You certainly get some of that in the wonderfully eerie original series, and some minor remnant of the idea in The Final Battle.  And then there's the first TV series...oh, yes.  Almost as emotionally damaging as Galactica 1980. 

But he originally wanted to re-imagine it BSG style, not do a sequel.  That's changed.

It's basically picking up where the original left off, which was retarded.  And so is the 20 year jump.  20 years?!  So it takes place in a depopulated wasteland or has he removed the food/water thing?


--- Quote from: nacho on September 07, 2007, 05:11:07 PM ---How odd...I could have sworn there was a V thread.  Didn't we go on about it when Ken Johnson said he was going to redo the whole thing the way it was meant to be and then he was quietly executed? 
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I thought so too. I remember saucy pictures of Diana and Lydia.

I'm a Faye Grant man.

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--- Quote ---Talk of a sequel or remake of the 80's alien invasion mini-series classic "V" has long been in the works, now it seems something might be moving again.

In 2004, original series creator Kenneth Johnson proposed to the networks a sequel. He was later asked to write a script for a remake instead and if successful, the remake could lead to a sequel.

Two years later Johnson announced his completion of a four hour script entitled "V: The Second Generation" set 20 years after the original mini-series. Networks however showed little interest at the time.

Then, last week Johnson released the manuscript in novel form in booksellers and this week revealed on his official site that there will be a major announcement soon to be announced "after the writers strike".

This was followed by a short message to a DH reader saying "I really hope you enjoy the novel. Stay tuned for the film version. All the best".

Ignoring events of the mini-series and the second mini-series "The Final Battle", 'Second Generation' has Earth still under Visitor domination and the Resistance fighting a losing battle as the majority believe that the Visitors have only helped them.

It's then that the message Julie sent into space at the end of the original miniseries is finally heard and an army of aliens, the long-sought enemies of the Visitors, reinforces the Resistance in their time of need. However, all is not as it seems.
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