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Gattaca TV series?

10.30.2009

Buried at the end of a Variety article about Denis Leary’s Apostle Films production company, their next project is briefly mentioned, which just so happens to be a TV series based on the movie GATTACA.

Next up, the company has secured the rights to the feature film "Gattica," [sic] which they plan to develop as a one-hour police procedural set in the future. The "Gattica" smallscreen adaptation will be written by Gil Grant and is being developed through Sony TV's international division.

The 1997 movie (spelled GATTACA, Variety) starred Ethan Hawke, Jude Law and Uma Thurman and discussed such deep scientific and moral issues as genetic discrimination and the building of “superhumans” through the altering of DNA. I love the original film, but I’m skeptical about it being turned into a “police procedural set in the future.” It could be awesome, or it could be exceptionally lame, and initially I’m not really sure what to make of the idea which sounds like “Fringe” meets “CSI.”

Also, why base this on GATTACA at all? Can’t they just make a show that’s a police procedural in the future where genetic altering exists? Are they really going to bring back characters from the movie? It’s like Peter Berg’s BATTLESHIP or the ASTEROIDS movie which somehow needs to be based on the source material. Are naval warfare and space rocks copyrighted concepts?

Extra Tidbit: So I take it this is going to be on FX? Will Leary be starring once "Rescue Me" wraps?
Source: Variety

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9:15AM on 10/31/2009

Eww

Does anybody remember a really, really bad show called Total Recall 3000?

A police prodedural set in the future could be really good. Call it CSI 3000. Don't try to cash in on a movie about something else.

Martin
Does anybody remember a really, really bad show called Total Recall 3000?

A police prodedural set in the future could be really good. Call it CSI 3000. Don't try to cash in on a movie about something else.

Martin
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6:46PM on 10/30/2009
If they brought on all-new characters, the exact world Andrew Niccol created would lend itself pretty easily to adapting for television, since it hints at so much we never see. But then I don't like the idea of a "police procedural." Sounds kinda like a terrible futuristic courtroom show I saw once. Non-original material means in all likelihood a built-in audience.
If they brought on all-new characters, the exact world Andrew Niccol created would lend itself pretty easily to adapting for television, since it hints at so much we never see. But then I don't like the idea of a "police procedural." Sounds kinda like a terrible futuristic courtroom show I saw once. Non-original material means in all likelihood a built-in audience.
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2:13PM on 10/30/2009
Even though I love Denis Leary, he would be a terrible choice in this.
Even though I love Denis Leary, he would be a terrible choice in this.
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1:10PM on 10/30/2009

Nothing good will come of this

AT ALL. But you know what? I'm gonna go watch the movie again. Damn good.
AT ALL. But you know what? I'm gonna go watch the movie again. Damn good.
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12:48PM on 10/30/2009
I would actually be in to this. Itīll be cancelled after one season though, cause the general leyman out there wonīt..
I would actually be in to this. Itīll be cancelled after one season though, cause the general leyman out there wonīt..
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12:46PM on 10/30/2009
SNAP!
SNAP!
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12:32PM on 10/30/2009
It's spelled DENIS, Paul
It's spelled DENIS, Paul
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12:53PM on 10/30/2009
really? whoa.
really? whoa.
12:00PM on 10/30/2009

As Larry King said:

If you see one movie this year... see Gattaca!
If you see one movie this year... see Gattaca!
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