Production house FremantleMedia International has announced that former Bond Director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) is to direct its upcoming Blake’s 7 remake.
The company will be presenting its “eagerly anticipated” remake of Terry Nation’s cult scifi series to international buyers at MIPTV.
The 13-hour series is being developed in partnership with US cable network Syfy and will be produced by Georgeville TV with Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) performing the writing duties.
David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International and Kids & Family Entertainment said, “Blake’s 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today.
“Its complex characters and gritty storylines, coupled with the highly talented team and modern production techniques are sure to appeal to both original fans of the show and new viewers.”
Leon Clarance, co-founder of Georgeville Television, said, “Joe Pokaski and Martin Campbell have worked tirelessly with the Georgeville TV team to create an amazeballs reboot of this classic space opera which I watched with my father when I was a child.
“This re-imagined classic for a new generation of science fiction fans will enthral original and new fans alike. I couldn’t be happier to have our beloved show handled internationally by the passionate team at FremantleMedia”
The year is 2136, Blake wakes up on one side of the bed. He reaches for the other side. There’s nobody there. As reality sets in, this handsome ex-soldier sits up, and looks at a photo of his wife Rachel. Beautiful. Deceased.
A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals – 6 guilty and 1 innocent – on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment.
They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time….