Movie News

Prisoner returns to TV!

Prisoner returns to TV!
Clint

Ian McKellen and Jim Caviezel are headed to TV…. If only briefly.

Magneto and Jesus will team for a mini-series take on the old Patrick McGoohan series “The Prisoner”, according to Variety.

The show marks Caviezel’s first recurring TV role and McKellen’s second. “The Lord of the Rings” actor starred in 10 episodes of the BBC’s “Coronation Street” in 2005.

Written and exec produced by Bill Gallagher, who wrote the BBC’s six-episode crime mini “Conviction,” the new “Prisoner” will follow a man (Caviezel) who wakes up in a town called the Village and is given the number six in place of his name.

“There will be nods and winks and references back to the original, but I don’t think that they’ll feel in any way that their original has been tarnished,” said Executive Producer Christine Wayne. “Even though this would fall under sci-fi traditionally, this is a drama at its core.”

There was talk of a big-screen “Prisoner” at one stage – with Mel Gibson once touted to play the lead. Sounds like that idea’s been forgotten.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Movie News
Clint

Clint is the creator, editor and maintainer of Moviehole. Loves David Lynch, David Fincher... actually, any filmmaker by the name of David.

More in Movie News

skeetulrich

Jericho‘s Skeet Ulrich returning to TV

ClintAug 5, 2015
sneakypete

Promo for Ribisi,Cranston series Sneaky Pete

ClintAug 5, 2015
vandal-savage

Legends of Tomorrow villain revealed!

ClintAug 5, 2015
brad peyton dwayne johnson

San Andreas helmer, Fast & Furious producer doing military action-adventure

ClintAug 5, 2015
will-smith-013

Deadshot to replace Wolverine in Collateral Beauty

ClintAug 5, 2015
community

Community likely finished because of high production costs

ClintAug 5, 2015
spider-man

Is this the villain of the Spider-Man reboot…

ClintAug 5, 2015
deadpool

Red & Green Band Trailers: Deadpool

AshAug 5, 2015
video-the-divergent-series-insurgent-kate-winslet-on-her-character-videoSixteenByNine1050

Exclusive : Insurgent BD/DVD clip featuring Kate Winslet

ClintAug 5, 2015