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Legendary set to bring new Lost In Space series to Netflix…

November 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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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…

Source: Deadline

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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….