1999 sci-fi comedy ‘Galaxy Quest’ is the latest movie property to boldly go from the big to the small screen.
First reported as having been in the works earlier this year, Entertainment Weekly have now confirmed that a TV series of cult hit starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman is in development at Amazon Studios.
Essentially a ‘Star Trek’ spoof by way of ‘Three Amigos!’, ‘Galaxy Quest’ follows the disillusioned cast of the fictitious 1980s sci-fi series of the title, who find themselves beamed up from the fan convention circuit and plunged into a genuine deep space conflict by aliens who have mistaken the show for reality.
While something of a box office flop on release, earning only $90 million worldwide off the back of a $45 million budget, the film’s reputation has grown over the years.
‘Galaxy Quest’ is also notable for giving early roles to Sam Rockwell, Rainn Wilson, Missi Pyle and Justin Long.
It is not known at present whether the original cast will in any way be involved, or whether the series will follow on from the film or reboot the concept.
However, the original film’s director Dean Parisot, screenwriter Robert Gordon, and producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will return for the pilot episode.
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