In the mad scramble for new revenue from established brands, studios will reboot anything. They’ll reboot superheroes, reboot America’s childhood, they’ll even reboot John McClane. But now, Paramount has announced a plan to capitalize on the strongest brand in the history of recorded time by rebooting the word of God himself.
Paramount - Page 2
With streaming firmly established as the preferred, casual viewing choice for consumers, studios are constantly trying to satisfy the demands of consumers who want their products…well, on-demand. Paramount has launched the official Paramount Vault YouTube channel, offering 150 contemporary and classic titles to stream for free (as long as you’re in the U.S.).
Now that Star Trek Beyond has officially gotten its warp core up and running, Star Trek’s franchise future has fans wondering more than ever if a return (or extension) to TV lies in store. Now, a new report lays out some of the complicated rights issues keeping Starfleet affixed to cinemas for the moment, though not without some hope for the upcoming 50th anniversary.
The uncertain success of Star Trek 3 has chummed waters that the franchise might return to TV before long, something echoed in numerous reports over the last year. We may now have official confirmation however, as Paramount has reportedly invited one fan to pitch a new idea, signaling at least the potential for another TV Star Trek iteration.
Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.
Just last week we threw another name on to the pile of movie-TV reboots, and it seems the Hollywood machine has yet another adaptation in mind. Following the modest success of Martin Scorsese's Leonardo DiCaprio psychological thriller 'Shutter Island,' word is that HBO and Paramount are looking to develop a prequel series around the central island asylum, dubbing the new drama 'Ashecliffe.'
We've near dedicated our lives to tracking the many movies finding new life as TV series, and the latest might prove the most metafictional example yet. Among its many future TV offerings, Paramount is reportedly eying development of a TV adaptation of Jim Carrey's 1998 dramatic piece 'The Truman Show,' the reality implications of which already have us going cross-eyed.
Throw another movie franchise on the TV remake pile, as it seems Paramount Television looks to resurrect Patrick Swayze classic 'Ghost' on the small screen. 'Fringe' alumni Jeff Pinkner and Akiva Goldsman have been tasked with conjuring a pilot for the latest TV reboot, but what network would a potential 'Ghost' TV series land on?
First, there's a strange question: how and why are Warner Bros. and Paramount co-producing Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, 'Interstellar'? Then there's the strange answer: because Warner Bros. wanted to be part of Nolan's next film so much that they were willing to give another studio the rights to future 'Friday the 13th' and 'South Park' movies to make it happen.
'Star Trek 3' has been the topic of discussion for a lot of Trekkies, especially now with J.J. Abrams moving over to direct the upcoming 'Star Wars: Episode 7' movie and a certain Enterprise actor or two who said they'd be disappointed if he decides to not return for a third film. With or without Abrams, however, (and it'll probably be with, if only on a production basis) is Paramount already prepping 'Star Trek 3' for 2016?