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V creator Kenneth Johnson to write and direct a V feature

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I missed out on the original two-part V mini-series because it aired the year I was born, and didn't catch the sequel, V: The Final Battle, or the short-lived on-going series because they had both wrapped up by the time I was a year and a half old. V is something I've been intending to catch up on for a long time, especially since I would frequently hear how great horror icon Robert Englund was as the "friendly alien Willie". But while I plan on watching V someday, it clearly hasn't been a priority, and when the two season second attempt at making an on-going series came around in 2009, I skipped that because I hadn't watched the original yet.

It has been announced that the V franchise will now continue to expand, as original mini-series creator Kenneth Johnson will be writing and directing a V feature for Desilu Studios.

Produced by John Hermansen and Barry Opper, this project is being appropriately referred to as V: The Movie.

The V property is about 

an alien invasion by a reptilian race disguising themselves as humans. While some humans rejoiced at their new overlords and willingly cooperated, a human resistance quickly emerged. And good thing it did – it was discovered that the reptilians were using the cooperating humans as food!

Johnson had this to say about the new project: 

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."

It might be about time for me to finally start watching some V.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of V?
Source: Deadline

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