Amazon, Kevin Smith Team On “Buckaroo Banzai”

Amazon and MGM are closing a deal for the streaming service to be the home of filmmaker Kevin Smith’s proposed TV series adaptation of cult 1984 feature “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” says TV Line.

Peter Weller starred as a physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men called the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Ellen Barkin also starred in the original and Smith says he hopes to get some to appear in the revival.

Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting the property shortly after his great success helming an episode of “The Flash” this spring.