Luc Besson, the mastermind director behind films such as The Fifth Element and Lucy will be making the jump from the big screen to the small screen for the first time, as he gets ready to bring Artificial Intelligence to life for TNT.
The show – also being referred to as AI, but time will tell what TNT run with upon release – is based around a robot that goes rogue, and the people who have to track it down.
This is the show’s synopsis:
“In AI, an artificial intelligence entity escapes its laboratory confinement and begins a methodical quest to carry out mysterious plans. The creator of the AI assembles a team of specialists to discern its objective, while simultaneously working to counter its rapid manoeuvres and warn the world of imminent dangers.”
Besson is reportedly thinking about directing the pilot, which would be a rather wonderful thing indeed. It would certainly be interested to see his usual sense of scope scaled down to an eposodic TV drama, whether or not it works is another matter completely.