It’s learned plans are underway for a new big-budget V movie with the hopes it will kick off a new trilogy.
Desilu Studios announced plans for a new big-budget V movie which will be written and directed by original creator Kenneth Johnson, who will also produce the film with John Hermansen (Gray Matters) and Barry Opper (Jeepers Creepers).
“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st century,” Kenneth Johnson said in a statement, reports Digital Spy. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
V first aired as a mini-series back in 1983 and was most recently rebooted on ABC starring Morena Baccarin. The series centers on aliens – Visitors – who promise to help humankind with their technology, but in reality have underlying nefarious plans and motives.
“V is a multi-billion dollar film franchise and merchandising juggernaut,” said Desilu Exec VP Steven Posen. “We couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring this film to the millions of devoted fans worldwide.”
The original V also starred the likes of Marc Singer and Robert Englund.