Fun Fact: Robert Englund starred in the original mini-series.
We were first introduced to the world of “V” on May 1, 1983, which saw the premiere of the sci-fi mini-series that aired in two parts. Written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, “V” centered on a race of reptilian alien creatures known as the “visitors,” their intent to do what aliens always intend to do: take over the Earth, of course.
“V” subsequently got an expansion with a sequel mini-series and a single season, 19 episode weekly series, before being rebooted in 2009. Now, it’s apparently getting a movie! Or MOVIES, rather.
As reported by Digital Spy, Desilu Studios, Inc has announced this week that they’re planning a big budget film adaptation of “V,” which they hope will spawn a trilogy of feature films. Original creator Kenneth Johnson is attached to write and direct, as well as produce.
“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st century,” said Johnson. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”