The National Geographic Channel have announced that they have scrapped plans for a scripted TV series based on the 2012 action film “Act of Valor”.
In a statement, the network says: “NGC is unfortunately not moving forward with Act of Valor in favor of other scripted projects we have under consideration that will be announced soon.” First announced over a year ago, the series was to be produced by both Relativity Media and the Bandito Brothers.
However, there was no formal agreement in place and reportedly creative differences quickly arose between the pair about how the show should be made. As no deal with the Bandito Brothers was reached, the project is now done and dusted.
The original film teamed a group of real-life active-duty Navy SEALS with various actors in the story of an attempted rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative, and was said to be based on an actual Navy SEAL mission.
Relativity Media is still said to be pursuing development of a theatrical sequel which Scott Wiper will direct.