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TV: A “Lawnmower Man” Series? Not Without Fahey!!!

The original film being one of the worst movies ever made isn’t deterring the powers that be from making a “Lawnmower Man” TV series. Let’s hope they stick to the new “it’s closer to the book” axiom. Whoops? They’re basing them on the movie and its sequel? With “state of the art CG”? I’m moving to an island STAT. The series is being put together by Park Entertainment and David Tichter (Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home) is writing the pilot.

Per Moviehole, “Park Entertainment are packaging 26 one-hour episodes of a show that, like the two “Lawnmower Man” features that preceded it, will combine live-action and some rather state-of-the-art special and visual effects.
While the original King short story concerned a man who conjures up an unholy, autonomous lawnmower to cut a clients lawn, before munching down on the grass himself (yes, totally odd), the film version told of a mentally-retarded lawnmower man named Jobe who is coaxed into being a guinea pig for a scientist’s virtual reality experiments, ultimately becoming more intelligent in the process but also evil.

So who’s ordering Time Warner cable based on this news alone?



  • Evil_Flip

    From what I remember King’s original short story was about some weirdo mowing somebody’s lawn in the nude!? That would be really bizar to tune into every week.

  • divisionbell

    Evan, have you read the original story? It really is a guy cutting a man’s lawn and then suddenly he’s naked behind the lawnmower eating the clippings before sending the lawnmower at the guy to kill him. It was one scene in the movie and would not work for a tv series. Also, the movie is far from one of the worst films ever. Even by the standard of stephen kind films. I think that title goes to Maximum Overdrive…

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