NBC is already at work on pilots for the upcoming year, and one that just might make the cut is The Cape.Â Instead of going the Heroes route and taking a look at the super powered beings, The Cape looks at an everyday Joe, who dons a mask to fight crime.
It centers on a former cop framed for a crime he didn’t commit who becomes the Cape, a masked hero, to clear his name and reunite with his son. Set in Jefferson City — a Los Angeles-type city where corrupt private industries are taking over everything.
The Cape is currently in active development.Â What say you The Legion of Major Spoilers, will a show like this fly, or sink?Â Shout out in the comment section below, and maybe, just maybe NBC Uni will be take your comments to heart.
I really have serious doubts about what is going on in the minds of H’wood these days.Â If they aren’t hacking a property to death with an unedning array of sequels, the studios are rebooting franchises, or remaking movies ad nauseum.Â What happened to the days of original flicks?
The latest set of movies in active development are from Ridley and Tony Scott who are producing a prequel to the classic Alien film, as well as The A-Team, based on the NBC television series.Â The producers swear up and down that the Alien movie is not a remake, but rather a prequel to the first Alien movie, which might be kind of interesting, but after the AvP series, I think both of those franchises might want to give it a rest.
As far as the A-Team goes, this version features
a group of Iraq vets wanted by the U.S. military for a crime they didn’t commit. Their adventures combine helping the innocent while running from the law. Story has been given a modern twist by involving oil tycoons and laser technology.
The A-Team arrives June 11, 2010.Â I’m not too sure about oil tycoons and lasers, but if it has a scene involving buttermilk and an airplane, I’m sure it will pack ‘em in.
via Production Weekly
Brian Michael Bendis has confirmed that the FX network is actively developing a pilot based on the BMB/Michael Avon Oeming Powers series.
â€œâ€˜Powersâ€™ is in active development as a pilot at FX,â€ Bendis told MTV. â€œI just handed in a draft to the network and weâ€™re getting our notes from the network as soon as this thing is over. So next week Iâ€™ll get the notes, and as long as they donâ€™t involve sock puppets and some sort of orgy scene that Iâ€™m not interested in, then hopefully it will go in the right direction.â€
While active development is a long way from post production, it is good a major cable network is looking at a superhero title for its next gritty crime drama series.
Even though FX hasn’t asked for your input, who would you like to see in the title roles?