A couple of days ago, whilst talking to our friends at UGO Uber-producer Gale Anne Hurd (â€œThe Incredible Hulkâ€, The Terminatorâ€) mentioned that of all the films sheâ€™s done – and she’s done quite a few – sheâ€™d most like to remake â€œAlien Nationâ€.
Not a bad idea huh? Though the film – a late 80s sci-fi pic about a racist cop and an alien forced to team up – still plays well, itâ€™s definitely got a few cobwebs tangled up in its spool, and tell me todayâ€™s tech and make-up masters couldnâ€™t do wonders with those people-from-another-planet!?
I dropped Hurd a line to see whether sheâ€™s actually pitched the film or whether itâ€™s just something she bought up in conversation â€“ with no plans to actually convince someone with money to bankroll it.
The good news is? Hurd has indeed talked to the powers-that-be about doing the film but, in her words, thereâ€™s â€œno traction yetâ€.
Watch this Space.