It looks like the FX’s Archer spy series could be set for the live-action treatment and the producers know exactly who they want in the role… and we love it!
Producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis have revealed that they and creator Adam Reed have had talks about a live-action version of the show: “It’s all up to whatever Adam wants to do, but he and I have definitely talked about it. I think we talk about it once every two years. We vacillate between if you do it, why are you doing the TV show? And should it be live-action, or should it be cartoon? The talk is there, we just still haven’t decided. I don’t think there will be a movie before the last episode of Archer airs on TV. I don’t think we’ll make a movie before the series finishes.”
But, in a world where James Bond and Austin Powers both exist, who would play Sterling Archer? Well: “If Archer goes live-action, I do believe it will be Jon Hamm. Maybe you could do it with Jon Benjamin’s voice coming out of him? I don’t know. Adam is always like, ‘I don’t know if I want the movie to be live-action because I want it to be Jon Benjamin!’ But if it is live-action – and if it is not Jon Benjamin – it is our greatest hope that it would be Jon Hamm. I can say that with confidence.”
Now that we’ve read this we cannot unsee Hamm in the role… do you agree? Let us know…
Source: The Daily Beast