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Lisa Kudrow to lead Taika Waititi’s Time Bandits reboot/series. Sigh.

October 2nd, 2022 by Marc Comments

Well, the corpse of another 80s classic is being desecrated, sorry, re-imagined by Apple.

I know, you’re shocked.

Time Bandits, an absolute classic 80s trip through history thanks to Terry Gilliam which is part nightmare, part drug-fuelled trip, part Hollywood who’s who, is being developed as a ten-part series and has added a Friends star as it’s lead.

Lisa Kudrow, who played Pheobe in the iconic 90s series, will join Kal-El Tuck, Charlyne Yi, Tadhg Murphy, Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rune Temte, Kiera Thompson and Rachel House which is co-written and directed by Taika Waititi, the man behind Thor: Love & Thunder.

That’s unfair, he also made What We Do In the Shadows and Jojo Rabbit. But, man, that new Thor is… something.

The  synopsis of the series seems to be pretty close to the original movie: A comedic journey through time and space with a ragtag group of thieves and their newest recruit: an eleven-year-old history nerd.

The original movie starred Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan and David Warner as historic figures and, well, an evil genius, so far the series seems lacking in the star power area. I reckon it’ll lack is other areas too.

But I hope I’m wrong. And no, nothing is sacred…

Source: Deadline

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….