There've been a lot of rumors and muttering about a new series based on 1980s alien invader tale V. Kenneth Johnson, who worked on the Alien Nation series and owns the rights to the V series, has just released a new V book, V: The Second Generation. Now he's saying he's on track for a movie version of the miniseries, plus possibly a new series about V's "second generation."

Johnson told Deadbolt News:

We're in the process to do a remake of the original mini-series first as a theatrical feature, which I'm so jazzed about because it will give me an opportunity to really realize it and execute it in a way that was impossible to do back then. Then that will lead to the obvious sequel, because it is a franchise, and then we'll get into The Second Generation and I'm hoping we'll be able to do two movies, because there's certainly enough material in the novel to warrant two separate sequels. That's my goal at this point and that's what we're in the process of doing. I just literally came from a meeting, 15-20 minutes ago with a fellow in Beverly Hills who really says that we're gonna do it.

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This could mean very good news to fans of the series, or just another false start.


V Remake Aiming for Theaters [The Deadbolt via Quiet Earth]