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A Gattaca tv show?!

From digitalspy:

‘Denis Leary’s Apostle Films recently acquired the rights to 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca for a TV adaptation.

The company plans to develop the property as an hour-long crime series set in the future, reports Variety. NCIS writer/producer Gil Grant has been tapped to pen the project, which is being developed through Sony TV’s international division.’

What. What. Whaaaaaaat?

Minor freakout aside, let’s look at this objectively. Gattaca is a really good movie with a pretty excellent sci fi premise (genetic engineering creating an underclass of people). This could work…I think. There are so many ways to explore the valid/invalid concept that could make for a riveting show.

On the other hand, I’m not sure I like the sound of a crime series. Gattaca does have a vague murder mystery but it’s fairly secondary to the main plot and really just serves to up the tension for the main character.  Is there really scope for a different crime mystery every week? Or would it be a series long arc like True Blood? I prefer that idea, as it would allow them to look at the world in more depth, rather than just having ‘invalid criminal of the week’.


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