V to have sci-fi feature
Studios originally established by Lucille Ball is behind a new version of 1980s sci-fi.
1983 miniseries V is getting a feature film version.
To be written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, creator of the original show, it is being produced by Desilu Studios (originally founded by Lucille Ball & husband Desi Arnaz).
The original series chronicled an invasion of Earth by vicious reptilian aliens who disguised themselves as friendly humanoids. But they secretly digested hamsters and live animals for food, while humans plotted against them. Star Jane Badler later relocated to Australia.
In 2009 a reboot of the series lasted for two seasons.
Kenneth Johnson said, “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.”
Desilu, which not only produced I Love Lucy but Star Trek and The Untouchables, was last purchased by CBS.