as show time place its future On an established franchise, cable channels are returning to classic content from high school science classes. The channel is producing a series based on the 1997 film Gattaca.
While details of the series are still being kept under wraps, the show will reportedly be led by Howard Gordon and Alex Ganza, best known for Showtime’s 2011 drama Homeland. Gansa is attached to co-create the series with “Dallas Buyers Club” writer and Oscar nominee Craig Bolten, and he will oversee the series’ airing. All three executives produced the series, which comes from Sony Pictures Television.
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Andrew Niccol’s directorial debut, the original “Gattaca” film focuses on a near-future society where eugenics-based techniques are used to ensure children receive the “optimal” genetic traits from their parents. Ethan Hawke stars in the film as Vincent, a man born without genetic screening who dreams of becoming an astronaut but is banned due to discrimination and takes the identity of another man (played by Jude Law) on Saturn Task.
The film — which also stars Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal and Xander Berkley — was released in the original theater Released to a mediocre reception, it eventually grossed $12.5 million domestically against a $36 million budget. However, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction and has since become a cult classic, as well as a standard middle school and high school science class watch. Back in 2009, Sony was reported to be developing a series adaptation of Gattaca as a police procedural, though that announcement didn’t materialize on anything.
The news of the “Gattaca” series comes at an odd time for Showtime, which will be changing its name to Paramount+ and Showtime Sometime in the near future.Several shows have already aired as the channel prepares for the revamp Cancelincluding “American Gigolo” and “Let the Right One In,” as well as “Ripley” and “Three Women” been rescued via other networks or streaming.Showtime is reportedly turning to Focus on Derivatives Existing shows or franchises, including their previous hits such as “Billions,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Dexter.”
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