Almost missed all of April, but there was news about adaptations coming in. Here is your news round up.
Sony Pictures to make live-action Robotech.
Sony now has the rights to Robotech, via Harmony Gold, and is looking to use the series as the base of a franchise. Harmony Gold seems to be still involved.
Steven Spielberg to helm Ready Player One adaptation.
Ernest Cline’s cult novel, Ready Player One has been optioned by Warner Bros, who will be working with director Steven Spielberg to make the movie. Some rights issues, mostly involving video game icons of the 80s, will need to be cleared, but Warner is hoping for a repeat of what happened with The LEGO Movie, where rights owners jumped on board.
Coach returning after 18 year hiatus.
Craig T. Nelson is coming back as the titular character in a follow-up series. Thirteen episodes have been ordered. This isn’t the only TV series making a comeback.
The reboot re-unites David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Chris Carter. The three said they would only come back if the others did as well.
Galaxy Quest Returns to TV.
Okay, technically it was never on TV. But the show in the movie was, in-universe. And thus is getting a reboot. Sort of. Metafiction weirds timelines.
Full House Returns to TV.
This, however, is simpler. Fuller House is a continuation, with Candance Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber returning to their original roles. Talks are ongoing with other members of the original cast, though John Stamos is on board as producer and will guest star.
It’s Time to Get Things (Re-)Started!
A new Muppet series to air on ABC. The new show will be aimed at an adult audience, though that’s not new for Muppets, and will take a look at their personal lives.
Archie will face his most deadly crossover yet!
Archie vs. Sharknado is a real thing. Sharknado director Anthony C. Ferrante has teamed up with Archie artist Dan Parent to bring the latest Archie crossover. Move aside, Punisher. Too bad, Predator. Archie has a new danger in his life.
A slow round up this time around, but it covers two major reboots/continuations.
More on the Twin Peaks revival.
The return of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks on Showcase is looking more and more like a continuation of the original series. Kyle MacLachlan is returning as Agent Dale Cooper. Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook are returning, the former portrayed both Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson, the latter played Bobby Briggs. With any other creator, I’d just say that the series was coming back. With David Lynch, I’m expecting loose ends from the original series that were well hidden to be brought back out.
X-Files gets a reboot.
Fox has confirmed that the X-Files will be rebooted. David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder) is interested, provided that Gillian Anderson (Agent Dana Scully) is also on board, but in a limited form. Anderson is also interested, provided that Duchovny and series creator Chris Carter are involved. Fox wants Carter involved. The main snag is finding when all three are available at the same time. Anderson and Duchovny are both working on other shows at the moment.
X-Men: Apocalypse casting announced.
Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexander Shipp have been announced for the cast of the next X-Men movie. Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on A Game of Thrones, will play Jean Grey. Shipp will portray Storm and Sheridan will play Cyclops.