Filmmaker Kevin Smith says his success directing last week’s episode of The CW’s “The Flash” has been such a success that it has opened up some “weird doors” all over Hollywood with three projects setup over the past week with one of them being MGM TV which produces FX’s “Fargo” series.
Smith was invited to discuss the possibility of turning another film into a TV series, something much more genre and cult-based – the 1984 genre-defying sci-fi film “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension”. Smith says he’s “loved the movie forever” and speaking on a recent instalment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he explained his idea for a TV series version:
“Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League.”
MGM liked what they heard as Smith says a deal was struck and in the next month he’ll “take it out try to find a home for it… I’m excited as s–t.” He also says he’ll be talking with the film’s writer Earl Mac Rauch, and would like to bring back as many actors as possible from the original film, including the likes of Peter Weller and John Lithgow, to play the villains.