Joshua Jackson In Remake Of "UFO"

11/30/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Joshua Jackson ("Fringe") will star in a new film adaptation of the 1970's British sci-fi TV series "UFO," says Variety.

According to Variety: Jackson will star as Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins S.H.A.D.O. (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert organization built under a Hollywood studio that defends Earth against a race of aliens who have been abducting humans and using the body parts.

Scribes Ryan Gaudet and Joseph Kanarek are penning the new "UFO," on which "Iron Man" visual effects supervisor Matthew Gratzner will make his directorial debut.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of the British series, but with the casting of Jackson along with an awesome storyline, I think this adaptation has a chance for success. The show was a big success in the '70s, and as everyone in Hollywood knows, you’re only as good as your last adaptation. Also, Jackson has shown on “Fringe,” he can handle the pressure of being in a starring role, and that he is comfortable with science fiction.

This film could potentially be an under-the-radar type science fiction film that could turn into a hit, much like this past summer’s “District 9.”

Filming kicks off this Spring in the UK with a release date aiming for 2011.

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