‘Jumper’ Jumps to YouTube for Sequel Series ‘Impulse’
Hey, remember Jumper? That weird teleporting action flick poised to keep Hayden Christensen in the sci-fi limelight after Revenge of the Sith? It even had a silver-haired Sam Jackson! Anyway, the sequel no one wanted is coming to YouTube as a TV series. Oh, and YouTube does TV series now.
Per Deadline, YouTube subscription service YouTube Red has ordered its first hourlong drama pilot, setting Edge of Tomorrow and original Jumper director Doug Liman to direct and produce sequel series Impulse. The series adapts the third novel in author Steven Gould’s Jumper series, following the daughter of Hayden Christensen’s character.
So reads the description:
Impulse features a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers she has the extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really was different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her.
Negative reviews or otherwise, the 2008 film boasted an impressive cast the likes of Christensen, Sam Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane, Michael Rooker and more. You can check out the original trailer below, and stay tuned for more details on the YouTube Red version.