Desilu Studios, Inc has announced that a new ‘big-budget’ film version of iconic 1980s event series “V” is on the way to be written, produced and directed by the original’s creator Kenneth Johnson reports Digital Spy.
The original dealt with the arrival all over Earth of giant spaceships with human-like people, known as the Visitors, onboard who promise to benefit mankind. Its soon discovered by some that they are actually carnivorous reptilian humanoid aliens, and a Resistance movement springs up to take back the planet.
Johnson says: “We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st century. V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
John Hermansen and Barry Opper will produce. The property was previously remade into a two-season TV series for ABC in 2009.