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Damon & Affleck produce futuristic spy thriller for SyFy

October 15th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Matt Damon and Ben  Affleck’s production company Pearl Street Film has partnered with Syfy and CBS Television Studios to develop the series, titled Incorporated and described as “a futuristic espionage thriller”.

Set in a world where corporations have apparently unlimited power, the story will focus on one man’s efforts to beat the system. It’s unknown at this stage if he just had to call Vodafone and get through to customer service.

David and Alex Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days) are writing the pilot. Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as exec producer/showrunner, with Damon, Affleck and Jennifer Todd also executive producing. Pearl Street Film’s Margaret Chernin will act as associate producer.

Syfy has been trying to up its game in terms of original content of late. After the flat failure of 2007’s Flash Gordon series that didn’t have any spaceships in it, what was once The Sci-Fi Channel stuck to funding large amounts of schlock from The Asylum, such as the Battleships rip-off American Warships, and of course anything that involves sharks. The channel recently ordered the alien series Hunters from Gale Anne Hurd and is developing Ghost Brigades with Wolfgang Petersen and Scott Stuber. Its adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys premieres in January.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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