"Quantum" Leaps Into A Reboot

8/20/2010 Posted by Admin

"Quantum" Leaps Into A Reboot

Movie News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Actor Scott Bakula has confirmed that a script for a cinematic reboot of the "Quantum Leap" franchise is in the works, according to Blastr.

The actor spoke about the project while at Comic Con, saying show creator Donald P. Bellisario is working on the film script and has a producer who wants to do it. Said Bakula: "Don did say that as he was writing, he told me he was having trouble 'getting you and Dean out of my head.' But I know he will do it."

"Quantum Leap" was broadcast on NBC from 1989 - 1993.  It was created by Bellisario and starred Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a scientist who becomes lost in time following a time travel experiment, temporarily taking the places of other people to "put right what once went wrong."

Dean Stockwell co-starred as Al Calavicci, Sam's womanizing, cigar-smoking sidekick and best friend, who appeared as a hologram that only Sam could see and hear.

The series featured a mix of comedy, drama and melodrama, social commentary, nostalgia and science fiction.

Although the roles that he and Dean Stockwell played in the original time-jumping genre drama will go to younger actors, Bakula clearly still would like to be involved in some way saying, "Dean and I will have a part in it somehow."

It's personally one of my favorite shows of all-time, having discovered it on re-runs on SyFy years back. It's truly original and remains a great science fiction series.  It's good to see something getting redone that actually deserves it.

Hopefully it will all come together and once more, we can see Dr. Sam Beckett say "Oh, boy!"

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  1. Edward29 said...

    I love the show Quantum Leap,but I don't know about a reboot in movie form.
    I'd love a new TV series though with a new cast and frequent cameos from Sam, Al, and Ziggy.