On this episode of Nerd & Tie we tackle Marvel’s New Warriors‘s search for a new network, give a spoiler free review of Thor: Ragnarok, contemplate Zachary Levi’s casting in Shazam!, and consider CBS All Access rebooting The Twilight Zone. We also talk about how Libya’s second annual Comic Con was shut down by an armed militia.
So yeah, things had to get a bit serious at the end.
CBS All Access is apparently working on a reboot of classic science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves said the company’s earnings call that the project was in the works, though it’s unknown whether it’s just in development or already ordered for series.
According to THR the show’s being put together by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, with Marco Ramirez showrunning and writing. None of that has been confirmed by the network though.
Honestly? It’s pretty exciting — and frankly it might finally be a second show to keep people subscribing to CBS All Access beyond Star Trek: Discovery. I mean, that’s the only reason most of us are subscribed to the service right now.
Akira is probably one of the most influential animated films ever made. If I had to explain that to you though, you probably wouldn’t be reading Nerd & Tie in the first place.
Since 2008, Warner Bros has been trying to do a Live Action remake of the property – but things keep falling apart. And whenever they do, we kind of breathe a sigh of relief. I mean, Akira is a very Japanese film, and as the studio seems determined for the remake to be set in America and star a bunch of white people, the film just seems like an absolutely terrible idea.
But it keeps on trying to happen.
The latest news in the ongoing saga is that Warner Bros has dug the project out, dusted it off, and hired Marco J. Ramirez to write a script for the film.
Ramirez is notably the co-showrunner for Daredevil season 2, and while I’m sure he’ll do a decent job, why is this project even still happening? I mean, seriously Warner Bros, just let the blasted thing die already.