del Toro To Helm Champions

So much for “Mountains of Madness”. Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy”) will write, direct and produce United Artists sci-fi action film “Champions” reports Variety.

Based on the late 60’s British TV series, the story follows the adventures of a team of secret government agents who are rescued from a plane crash by an advanced civilization and given superhuman abilities.

The original starred Stuart Damon, Alexandra Bastedo and William Gaunt – mixing adventure, humor and glamour into its plotlines.