Saturday, November 14, 2009

SF CLASSIC "GATTACA" GETTING ITS TV VERSION?


It seems that Andrew Niccol's sci-fi classic "Gattaca" with Eathan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman, is really getting its TV version. Writer and producer Gil Grant, who is writing the pilot for the series, has recently spoken to "MTV Movies Blog" about how he is opening up the world of the movie for this new police procedural.
"I came up with a world which is populated with Valids and Invalids, the same premise as the movie, but taken into a police department where we're... integrating, using the analogy of the '60s Civil Rights struggle. Even though it's technically illegal to discriminate against Invalids, just like in the '60s people did. So it's come to pass that the government has ordered the police department to hire their first token Invalid into the detective department. What we're doing is we're taking an Invalid and teaming him up with a Valid, a seasoned officer. You know, it's oil and water."
I like "Gattaca" a lot, so I hope they won't turn it into another boring futuristic conspiracy action TV show. But if they create stunning sets, and come up with an amazing vision of a society set in a distant future, it could be interesting.

8 comments:

  1. I like the movie, had to watch it 10 too many times in high school but still enjoyed it. Have to say though I'm not sure it'll cut it as a self standing TV show.

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  2. It could be good if they don't base it just on some secret futuristic police or something like that, but on a utopian futuristic society, and pump it with action and creative visuals.

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  3. hm I hope it will be good. Gattaca is one of my favorite movies, but we'll see how the TV version goes.

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  4. We're keeping our finger crossed for them to make it fresh and original :)

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  5. Original doesn't do well when you ask for funding for your new show. :)
    But let's at least hope they make it good.

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  6. I haven't seen the BBC biopic on Enid Blyton. I hope I will see it sooner or later. Nonethelesss, it is important to learn that I have written a book on Enid Blyton titled, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (www.bbotw.com).

    Stephen Isabirye

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  7. Oh, it really was important to learn that, if only we knew who Enid actually is, it would be even better :)))))

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