Nicolas Winding Refn trades in stone-cold killers, dealers, and vikings for sci-fi for a French TV series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Refn will direct and executive produce the show with Gaumont International Television and Martha De Laurentiis, 34 years after director Roger Vadim's original big screen comic book adaptation.
This, following years of director Robert Rodriguez toiling away at a feature remake which stalled on his insistence on using actress Rose McGowan in the lead. Jane Fonda was the star of the 1968 original, where she played a 41st century space explorer tasked with bringing criminal Durand-Durand (Milo O'Shea) to justice.
Gaumont's CEO Christophe Riandee describes Refn as an "obvious choice" for this project, and frankly, I have no idea what in Refn'sfilmography indicates that the man behind Pusher has an oddball sci-fi series in him.
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