Two sci-fi cult movies – one an early 90’s sci-fi actioneer, the other a well-received romantic ‘what if’ film from earlier this year – are about to be turned into TV series.
FremantleMedia Enterprises is set to make a small-screen version of Roland Emmerich’s 1992 feature “Universal Soldier” which starred Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren.
That film followed two soldiers who killed each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers.
The series spawned two direct-to-video movies and two theatrical sequels. Van Damme and Lundgren could make guest appearances in the show which “Stargate” and “Sanctuary” scribe Damian Kindler will write.
Meanwhile Syfy is planning to turn George Nolfi’s “The Adjustment Bureau”, the Matt Damon-led film adaptation of the Philip K. Dick’s short story, into its own TV series which MRC will produce reports Deadline.
The film centered on a rising politician (Damon) whose budding romance with a dancer (Emily Blunt) is intercepted by the Adjustment Bureau, a secret organization with special powers, which uses them to ensure that people’s lives follow the chairman of the Bureau’s plan for them.
Former “Smallville” executive producers Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin are writing this small screen version which the pair, along with the film’s producers Nolfi and Michael Hackett, will all serve as executive producers on.