V is coming to the big screen. Syfy reports Desilu Studios is developing a film version of the NBC/ABC TV series.
From Kenneth Johnson, the sci-fi drama first premiered in 1983 and “chronicled an invasion of Earth by vicious reptilian aliens who disguised themselves as friendly humanoids, triggering a human resistance movement.” The mini-series spawned a sequel, V: The Final Battle, and a weekly TV show, V: The Series, which ran from 1984 to 1985. A reboot of the series aired on ABC from 2009 to 2011.
The film version of V will be written and directed by the series’ original creator, Kenneth Johnson.
We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless — and timely — story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century. V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
TV fans will remember that Desilu Productions was the company that was started by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Desilu produced classic shows like I Love Lucy, The Untouchables, and the original Star Trek. In 1967, the studio’s assets were acquired by Gulf+WEstern and became part of Paramount Television, later CBS Television Studios. The Desilu name was purchased by businessman Charles B. Hensley and was relaunched in 2017 as a new studio.
What do you think? Are you a fan of V? Would you watch the film version?
Please make another series continuing from where it finished in 2011 or a film, loved this programme!! Please please please 🙂
I couldn’t believe Desilu was being reactivated until I read some of the articles – including this one – about the “V” movie.
Are they still a part of the Viacom empire, or are they independent? And if this “new” Desilu is independent, is Warner Bros. – who originally produced the “V” TV movies – going to co-bankroll and distribute the film?
Yes I can’t wait for this as a movie I’ve been a fan since the 1980’s V tv series! So I’m hoping this will be even better then the TV series V Invasion etc. but why haven’t they brought this out as of yet on Blu Ray!
Oh hell yes I am a fan of V. And I for hope they get it right this time around. The last season they did wrong. They all ways let the Visitors win.
HOW is Desilu involved?
ID4 has already told this story for the big screen, This new V film series will fall flat.
Cheap tasty syfi…wait it’s perfect for this network
It’s a movie, not a series
Sorry but nobody said that
Omg no! Then it was a nightmare remade it’s a worst.
This should be interesting. I liked both the original series and the later one. Looking forward to finally seeing where it is supposed to lead!
Me too I watch that show when I was expecting my third child and my mother didn’t want me to see the birth of the twins one hurman and one alien so if u can rebooted I will definitely watch I have original vcr.tapes still