Monday, May 19, 2008

cloning

This fall, CBS and Jerry Bruckheimer are remaking the BBC miniseries The Eleventh Hour. FOX and J.J. Abrams are making Fringe, which is essentially remaking The X-Files. Both are about government agents who investigate the more science-y side of science fiction.





Personally, anything that advertises itself as "from the writers of Transformers" has an uphill battle from the get-go. It may look pretty, but I doubt Fringe will consistently deliver.

I have the pilot scripts for both, and while few have read Eleventh, almost all say Fringe borders on unreadable. I'll let you know when I get some spare time.

UPDATE!

TB: I just saw FRINGE
ME: and?
TB: :-\
ME: figured
TB: my prediction: JERICHO type fan fervor. no one will watch
ME: on paper fox is always promising.
TB: the dialogue and acting were heinous

1 comment:

Justin said...

That's always disappointing. I try so hard to like some shows that I think need the viewers, shows that have promise in the premise. They always die before they can get off the ground.