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Luc Besson prepares to bring Artificial Intelligence to TV

March 6th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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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.

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….