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PostSubject: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:13 pm

From comicbookmovie.com


MIPTV, Cannes, 8 April 2013 - FremantleMedia International today launches the eagerly anticipated remake of the cult drama Blake’s 7 to international buyers at MIPTV. In development with US cable network Syfy, the 13 x 1 hour series will be produced by Georgeville TV, the independent studio co-founded by Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen. The science fiction classic will be written by Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) and directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye).

The year is 2136, Blake wakes up on one side of the bed. He reaches for the other side. There’s nobody there. As reality sets in, this handsome ex-soldier sits up, and looks at a photo of his wife Rachel. Beautiful. Deceased.

A revolutionary reinvention of the long-running BBC series made in the late 1970s, Blake’s 7 tells the story of seven criminals - 6 guilty and 1 innocent - on their way to life on a prison colony in space, who together wrestle freedom from imprisonment. They acquire an alien ship which gives them a second chance at life and become the most unlikely heroes of their time.

David Ellender, CEO FremantleMedia International and Kids & Family Entertainment said, “Blake’s 7 was such a forward-thinking concept that the show continues to have resonance with audiences today. Its complex characters and gritty storylines, coupled with the highly talented team and modern production techniques are sure to appeal to both original fans of the show and new viewers.”

Leon Clarance, co-founder of Georgeville Television and CEO of Motion Picture Capital, the finance arm of Reliance Entertainment, said, “Joe Pokaski and Martin Campbell have worked tirelessly with the Georgeville TV team to create an amazeballs reboot of this classic space opera which I watched with my father when I was a child. This reimagined classic for a new generation of science fiction fans will enthrall original and new fans alike. I couldn’t be happier to have our beloved show handled internationally by the passionate team at FremantleMedia”

Blake’s 7 is one of several premium drama offerings in the FremantleMedia International scripted portfolio which includes Wentworth (10 x 1 hour), a FremantleMedia Australia production set to premiere on Australia’s Foxtel in May this year, and The Making of a Lady, a psychological event thriller produced by Runaway Fridge and which captivated UK audiences when it aired on ITV1 in December 2012.


Thoughts??

Sounds hopeful!



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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Blake had a dead wife?

I'll give it a chance if this really works out. A new Blakes 7 series has been announced about 3 times in the last 10 years so I won't hold my breath for this one to actually hit our screens.

Especially if SyFy has anything to do with the series. SyFy doesn't seem to have the best independant productions. Take their money, but please don't let anyone at SyFy have any creative input.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:25 pm

The two must have keys for success that come to my mind:

1) They have to write the characters well and keep it focused.

Take Andromeda. Overall goal- restore the Commonwealth. Well written characters, most with their own agendas that bring them into conflict with each other at times.

Great 1st season. When they changed to make it more episodic and go for the typical action sci fi formula, it lost what made it work.

2) They better make a good casting choice for Avon.

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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:10 pm

I will give it a shot. I love Blake's 7. Heores, CSI, Casino Royal and Goldeneye are some decent references.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:52 pm

Cruel Angel wrote:
The two must have keys for success that come to my mind:

1) They have to write the characters well and keep it focused.

Take Andromeda. Overall goal- restore the Commonwealth. Well written characters, most with their own agendas that bring them into conflict with each other at times.

Great 1st season. When they changed to make it more episodic and go for the typical action sci fi formula, it lost what made it work.


2) They better make a good casting choice for Avon.


I totally agree - loved the first season of Andromeda; I even liked the first half of the second season until Robert Hewitt Wolfe was let go. Funny, I'm in the middle of rewatching season one.

To this day, I have not seen Blakes 7. I really wish they would release that here in the US...I would rather see the classic series before the new one.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:08 pm

Have my fingers crossed this will work out well!
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:54 pm

*Shreds paperwork for reboot* It is a great show and still stands up pretty well today.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:59 am

Not a big fan of reboots especially of Brit shows and don't usually watch them since they basically replicate the original episodes with a new cast / no accents. Plus, the critical casting will be Avon (not Blake) and if they don't get that role right the show won't work.

I love Blake's 7 and have the entire series on DVD.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:37 am

Don't care since I don't do reboots.


Make something, you know....original ~gasps of shock emanate from Hollywood and the rest of the Entertainment industry~....and then I might be interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:30 am

That's the problem with today's Hollywood. Instead of looking for fresh ideas they keep looking backward and the result are horrible remakes for the majority of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Martin Campbell to direct Blake's 7 reboot!   Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:55 am

Movies, since the start, have been about remaking other things. In reality, a truly original storyline in film is an unusual event no matter how far back you go.

If you want something original, try reading a book...
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