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Ridley Scott is in early talks to direct The Prisoner, a feature adaptation of the 1968, cult British TV series of the same name. This project has been in development for a long time with many high profile writers giving their attention to it. Christopher McQuarrie wrote drafts, while most recent The Departed's William Monahan gave it a spin.

The Prisoner is one of my all time favourite shows and I've written about the weird and often psychedelic series on here before. In my review of the Blu-ray set, I mention it's one of the only shows I can remember where the protagonist loses week to week.

AMC brought the idea back in a 6 part miniseries that really didn't work at all and is better left forgotten. And while I think this project lands firmly in the category of 'unnecessary', I would be lying if I said I wasn't curious to see a modern, big budget version of the concept.

Here's the original show's first episode:

Recommended Release: The Prisoner

Via: Deadline

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robin (6 years ago) Reply

I pray that such a travesty never happen. Again.

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