Tuesday, September 14, 2010

True Lies on TV?

Yesterday, news broke out that James Cameron, probably tired of counting all of the money he has earned at the box office, is looking to bring one of his earlier films to the small screens, namely his 1994 spy-caper True Lies which starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This would be his second foray to TV land as he co-created Dark Angel which aired for two seasons on FOX before getting canceled.

I had always wanted them to do a sequel to the film with the focus on their now grown-up daughter who was played by Eliza Dushku in one of her earliest roles. We know she can kick plenty of ass as evidenced by her roles in Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse. More likely though this new TV version will reboot the series setting up a new family with the father working secretly as a spy with his family unaware.

I'm sure there will be twists galore, but with J.J. Abrams' Alias and his new show Undercovers, not to mention cult-favorite Chuck and new summer show Covert Affairs, the genre seems a bit overplayed right now.

And again, I still say bring on Eliza Dushku to tie in movie-TV continuity with Tom Arnold as a mentor and cameo appearances by Jamie Lee Curtis (and possibly Arnold). Maybe she's married now and her family thinks she's just a boring [insert normal job here]. Again, not super original now, but hey it's Dushku kicking ass. I don't see a downside here.

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