May 17, 2014
Well it's not an update which make you scream out loud of relief and happiness, but at least it seems the project is still moving forward, although very, very slowly! See update below posted today by Jace Hall:
Yes it has been quiet - and unfortunately this update will not contain much information - however we wanted to touch base. The reason things are so quiet is because, as mentioned previously, we (HDFILMS / ITV) have been in the process of taking the project out to potential distribution partners and those conversations are kept confidential. Getting the meetings scheduled so that everyone is available takes different amounts of time at different places. The review process is different for each organization. Questions, answers, etc.
It is a process, and it is not speedy - but I wanted to confirm with you that we are going through it. These meetings and discussions ARE taking place. ITV is literally as supportive as possible in this. HDFILMS has been down this road before with other major projects that it has been successful with - and so far there has been nothing to indicate anything negative. It is, however, still early in the process.
As we have more information to reveal, rest assured that we will do so as soon as it becomes available. Obviously we would like things to go as quickly as possible - and no one involved has been wasting time.
More info as soon as there is some!
January 24, 2014
It was less than a month ago that I asked if Space 2099 would ever come to life. There was some slight positive feeling because of a remark on Facebook, see post below. Yesterday producer Jace Hall posted a blog on the Space 2099 site which gives more insight about what the current status is of the Space 2099 project. I have to say after reading this I'm getting an exciting feeling about the project. It's been a long time but now I'm actually beginning to become positive about the chances for Space 2099 as a TV Series. Jace Hall still cautions the reader that he still cannot give away too much info, he's not allowed at this time but he does write some interesting stuff about the hopefully upcoming TV Series.
Here some excerpts:
"Where we are now: We have reached a point in the development process where we are all comfortable with the amount that has been written and the direction of the project. ITV itself is very excited about what they have on their hands and the team at HDFILMS is appreciative of all of ITV's help and support as Space: 2099 has developed. Obviously I am personally excited too. It is in great shape. Visual effects tests and etc. are all part of what is complete.
As of last week, ITV has initiated discussions with various networks/distributors/destinations in regard to what will be the right home for this tremendous series. (Over the last year and a half we have had many networks/destinations inquire about the project, so in addition to reaching out to new networks we are also following up.) We will see where that takes us. Feedback and interest has been extremely positive because as you know Space: 1999 is now one of the last unexplored major science fiction television brands there is and is a big opportunity for a network/destination to distinguish itself with it."
"Space: 2099 is much more serialized in story than Space: 1999. Character progression and story telling can now have meaningful long arcs and significant impact. Certainly, each episode will be a new challenge or discovery, but the way that these events are handled will have longer term effect and implication on our characters and their environment."
After reading this excerpts, a sci-fi fan like you and me has to get at least a bit excited! I know it's still a long way from actually becoming a real TV Series but it really seems to have taken a few steps. I for one am glad they aren't gonna make a reboot, I am all for a new TV Series with the same feel as the first season, i really hope they can pull it off. To read the complete post, please click here.
December 29, 2013
We sci-fi fans have been disappointed a lot lately. After the demise of Stargate Universe back in 2011 we did not have a space oriented TV series. Last two years a few projects were beginning which did include space travel like Robert Hewitt Wolfe's Starship Defender or the prequel to the re-imagened Ronald D Moore's Battlestar Galactica, Blood & Chrome, the Blake's 7 reboot but only Blake's 7 looks like it still has a future although I'm still not convinced.
But also the Space 1999 reboot or remake called Space 2099 was suddenly announced! Think it's now about 2 years since news broke of this possible new tv series. A website came alive, a few posters were created but since then there was almost no new info. I still keep hoping but I have to say I still have not much confidence that it will truly become a tv series. I have one tiny bit of hope though. I was browsing on the Space 2099 facebook site when I saw a response from a Space 2099 associate who is adament about the progress and that there indeed is progress, see remark below. This one tiny remark makes me hope just a little bit.
April 2, 2012
Former V reboot producer Jace Hall talks to SFX in the new issue (#221, on sale Wednesday 4 April) about his in development update of Gerry Anderson classic Space: 1999. Here’s a taste of the article: Space: 2099 is being developed by Jace Hall with ITV, which owns the rights to Space: 1999. Hall promises a more “hands-on” approach on his new project than with V. “We have a close, trusting and supportive relationship with ITV and we share a mutual vision. While I am the creative lead on this project, I consider myself to be part of an overall team of dedicated people comprised of HDFILMS, ITV and the amazingly supportive Space: 1999 fanbase.
“What we’re working on is a ‘re-imagining’, not a ‘re-telling’ so everything is on the table in terms of what we’re able to consider,” continues Hall. “We’re interested in creating something of high quality, and that takes time. The good news is that when I say ‘we’ it is inclusive of everyone involved. There is no pressure or rush, just a clear and universal desire on everyone’s part to do this right and make it work, including ITV. Over the next few months we’ll be revealing more information!”
Source : SFX.co.uk
February 12, 2012
February 10, 2012
Here comes another sci-fi remake. The folks behind ABC's V (circa 2009) are tackling a new series. Get ready for a revamped version of Space: 1999.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ITV Studios America and HDFilms have announced plans to unveil a "re-imagining" of the sci-fi series, which will be called Space: 2099.
The original program ran for two seasons (1975—1977) and starred Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. As expected, the story took place in 1999 and followed the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a space research center stationed on—you guessed it, the moon.
HDFilms president Jace Hall (who brought us the new V) claims that Space: 2099 will feature familiar themes taken from the original.
"We are indeed re-imagining the franchise and bringing something new and relevant to today's audiences," said Hall. "I feel strongly that some of the overall tones set by the original Space: 1999television show represent an exciting platform to explore possibilities."
Do you feel concerned? A lot of space-centric shows have come and gone since 1977. How will they make Space: 2099 stick out from the rest of the pack?
Will you be tuning in to Space: 2099? Or will you stick to the original?
Source : http://blastr.com/