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Ringleader Studios acquires Colin Wilson's Space Vampires for a Lifeforce TV series

11.21.2013by: Kevin Woods

How many of you remember Tobe Hooper's strange 1985 film LIFEFORCE? You know...the film where actress Mathilda May walks around completely naked for the majority of the flick? Yeah, that's about all I remember from it. Well, LIFEFORCE was based off of Colin Wilson's intergalatic horror novel "The Space Vampires" and now Deadline is reporting that Beverly Hills-based Ringleader Studios (who was set up to bring us the long-delayed THE AMITYVILLE HORROR: THE LOST TAPES) has acquired rights to adapt Wilson’s 1976 novel for television.

The intergalactic sci-fi tale previously got the feature film treatment in Hooper’s 1985 pic LIFEFORCE, which starred Steve Railsback, Patrick Stewart, and the awesome nakedness of Mathilda May. Ringleader is plotting a small-screen episodic series, also titled "Lifeforce", as well as a graphic novel, video game, and additional media tie-ins.

Plot follows a group of astronauts who discover a derelict spaceship and return to Earth with three humanoid aliens that unleash a life-sucking plague upon humanity.

Ex-Electronic Gaming Monthly editor and Ringleader Studios founder Steve Harris will exec produce.

LIFEFORCE's Mathilda May

Extra Tidbit: Were you a fan of Hooper's LIFEFORCE?
Source: Deadline

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