Is Kevin Smith headed to the eighth dimension? According to Dime Geek, the director is adapting the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension into a TV series.
The 1984 sci-fi comedy starred Peter Weller as Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, rock star, physicist, and race car driver who tries to save the world from aliens. The movie also featured John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, and Christopher Lloyd.
According to Smith, the first season will follow the plot of the original film, with subsequent seasons centering on Banzai’s conflict with the World Crime League. Smith is reportedly developing the TV series with MGM, who will begin shopping it around to networks soon.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Buckaroo Banzai? Would you watch the TV series?