Ali Larter Sought For “UFO” Remake

“Heroes” star Ali Larter is a frontrunner for the role of Virginia Lake in the upcoming film adaptation of British cult 1970s TV series “UFO” reports Forbidden Planet

Director Matthew Gratzner says “We’ve talked to Ali Larter, who’s very interested. I’ve actually met with her, and I think she would be a great addition to the picture. Lake is very strong and obviously also very feminine, and Ali Larter definitely encompasses that.”

“Fringe” star Joshua Jackson plays Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert organization built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts. Wanda Ventham played the Lake role in the original series.

Gratzner adds that loose plans for a trilogy are already in place – “There are three movies planned. The first script is completed, and number two and number three are treatments – and numbers two and three are even more spectacular.”