Buck Rogers to wake up on the silver screen

Variety has broken that Nu Image/Millennium Films has acquired the film adaptation rights to Buck Rogers, “the venerable pilot who awakens in the 25th Century and battles evil.” Nu Image/Millennium plans to find a studio partner to develop the project, as it has done with Conan, now being developed with Lionsgate.

Buck Rogers began life as Anthony Rogers, in the short storiy “Armageddon 2419 AD.,” which appeared in the August 1928 Amazing Stories. The popularity of that story saw it quickly adapted into a hugely popular comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, which ran from 1929 to 1967. Buck had successful runs in other media, as well, most notably a radio serial running from 1932 to 1947 and the 1938 Buster Crabbe movie serial, although philistines will associate it most with 1979 film and NBC series starring Gil Gerard and (meow) Erin Gray.

IGN’s coverage of this story indicated that Frank Miller was attached to direct, but the produces have since corrected them, saying that directors are still under consideration.

Posted on May 9, 2008 at 12:55 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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