NETFLIX GETS “LOST IN SPACE”
Netflix has recently got into the business of rebooting some of our old favorite tv shows and movies. After a recent bidding war Netflix has won the rights to “Lost in Space” and plan on adding that to the ever growing list of future reboots for the streaming platform.
“Lost in Space” is a 1960’s scifi television show that follows the Robinson family on a journey to explore a distant planet but plans are twatted (never thought I’d be able to use that in a sentence) by the devious Dr. Smith who after reprogramming the ships’ robot to sabotage the mission gets trapped aboard. The robot starts damaging the ships’ computers and throws the craft off course leaving the Robinsons and Dr. Smith lost in a unfamiliar solar system having to find their way home.
The reboot is set to be written by writing duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold) and with Neil Marshall (The Decent, Game of Thrones) to take the helm as director.
The reboot is to be “an epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds”
After the forgettable 1998 movie adaptation starring Mimi Rogers, Matt Leblanc and unaired WB tv pilot starring who knows, leaves fans of the 60s classic wondering what to expect. With the dark serious content that the writers and director are known for it’s hard to imagine them pulling off the family tone that we all loved about the original. But we only can wait and hope that they stay true to the Lost in Space that we love. What do you guys think about this reboot? Should they do it or not?