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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

AMC has first look at THE PRISONER remake!

I must say: this is really starting to intrigue me a lot.

AMC's website has posted a video with the first sneak peak of The Prisoner: its six-hour miniseries starring Jim Caviezel (aka Jesus from The Passion of the Christ) and Sir Ian McKellan (aka Gandalf and Magneto). It's a re-imagining of the classic British television series from the late Sixties created by and starring Patrick McGoohan. I've heard that before he passed away a few weeks ago, McGoohan had given his enthusiastic approval for whatever direction AMC has planned to take his concept. Just going by this video: it looks like there's a lot of respect for the original material being given here.

The Prisoner will broadcast on AMC later this year.


Unknown said...

What is AMC doing producing something like this? Aren't there enough "American Movie Classics" to fill their schedule with something that 1) isn't American, 2) isn't a Movie, and 3) some would debate its status as a Classic.

I am looking forward to seeing what they do with this, one of my favorite independent British TV series, but AMC is absolutely the wrong place to debut such a work. Try it on A&E or perhaps Sci-Fi.