Now, this is a series we could really get excited for!
Legendary’s TV devision are bringing a Lost In Space remake to Netflix! Based on Irwin Allen’s 1965 classic series about the Robinson family who have gone into space to find a new home for humanity before they crash on a mysterious planet where, mostly due to the young son, Will, his villainous friend Doctor Zachary Smith and the ship’s Robot, they got in trouble every week.
Of course there was the movie version (above) which was released in 1998 and starred Gary Oldman, John Hurt and Mimi Rogers and, it seems, I’m the only person on earth who likes it.
Anyway, I digress. “The new Lost In Space is described as an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds. It hails from feature writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) who executive produce with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, as well as Neil Marshall and Marc Helwig of Legendary TV-based Applebox. Marshall is expected to direct.”
We strongly believe that Lost in Space is crying out for a contemporary reboot and not one for adults only… this is Doctor Who territory, with the potential for a real family favourite brimming over.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…