Thursday, May 04, 2006
Iconic TV Series "The Prisoner" To Be Remade In UK
This is truly a bizarre idea: a six-part remake of the baffling, confusing, cult classic "The Prisoner" for Sky One in the UK. Though the article all but says Christopher Eccleston (most recently involved in "Doctor Who") will star, it turns out he's just been sniffing about. At first blush, it's a terrible idea; remaking "The Prisoner" is like remaking "Twin Peaks" -- these are unique, of their times series that can't be duplicated the way, say, "Peter Gunn" or "Kojak" can. And how did they ever get the rights from Patrick McGoohan, the creator and star?