Ok, let’s be honest here. It may have been one of history’s biggest failures, but Waterworld isn’t THAT bad. Is it?
But, that said, in the biggest wtf announcement of the week, it looks like Syfy, which is owned by NBC Universal, is attempting to acquire the rights to the movie from 1995.
According to yahoo, the reason they want the rights is because the movie always gets great viewing figures when it’s played on the channel.
The movie, starring Kevin Costner as an aquatic warrior fighting pirates led by Dennis Hopper in a world that has been flooded, is considered a flop, but people forget that, when it went to home market it turned a profit. Eventually.
Plans may include a TV series may be the eventual way forward, but nothing is concrete just yet.