Aeon Flux getting live-action reboot at MTV

13 June, 2018, 17:33 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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He'll be joined by executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, the veteran film and television producer, who serves as EP for The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead. Hurd produced the 2005 live-action film featuring Charlize Theron in the titular role.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that MTV is revisiting their Aeon Flux property and is going forward in rebooting the property into a live-action series.

The original series, created by animator Peter Chung, first aired on MTV in 1991 as a six-part sequence of shorts that was featured in its Liquid Television experimental animation series, followed in 1992 by five individual short episodes. But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf. This time around, it'll be all about the police state, "biohacking", and superheroics as the heroine becomes the legendary Aeon Flux.

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The inventive assassin thriller ran for three animated seasons on MTV back in the early to mid 1990s, eventually getting a film adaptation starring Theron and Frances McDormand in 2005. The show was created by animator Peter Chung, and is set in the year 7698, in the aftermath of a global environmental crisis that wiped out almost the entire planet, except for two border cities in what was previously referred to as Eastern Europe. In 1995, it yet again returned for 10 half-hour episodes. The film grossed $52.3 million globally, falling short of its $62 million production budget. Davis served as showrunner for MTV's Teen Wolf throughout the entirety of its 2011-2017 run, and is also known as the creator of the long-running CBS procedural, Criminal Minds.

Hopefully, this live-action TV series revival will have better luck.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, MTV will be changing the plot slightly. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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