Buck Rogers was a 20th Century classic about a hero transported to the 25th Century and the series ran for two seasons between September 1979 and April 1981. And finally, after years of laying mostly dormant, the Sci-fi phenomenon is back with a star like Clooney for a feature film reboot from Legendary Entertainment.
George Clooney has signed on to produce the new reboot series and he might even star in it as well. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, which had been shown on NBC between 1979-1981, is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The film and series were developed with the inspiration of Star Wars by Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens.
They based on the character Buck Rogers created in 1928 by Philip Francis Nowlan. Nowlan had previously been featured in comic strips, novellas, a serial film, and on television and radio.
There have been a few attempts to reboot Buck Rogers that had failed since then, till today
Finding huge success with blockbuster franchises Legendary Entertainment came along in the meanwhile. So development on a Buck Rogers project again has been on the table for some time now. And as the latest progress, George Clooney is one of the names above that has joined for the new reboot project’s development.
George Clooney just recently came off from also a sci-fi project on Netflix, Midnight Sky. And now, he will be producing the new Buck Rogers project. I guess we can assume that Clooney still seems to be intending on another sci-fi project. It also seems possible that he might be even staring at the movie, as well.
So what might happen with a star like Clooney joining the project?
The popularity of the show even went on to inspire George Lucas when he was creating Star Wars, back then. The success of Star Wars re-ignited interest in the brand as Universal revived the concept in a series named Buck Rogers in the 25th Century that shown on NBC from 1979 to 1981. An iconic figure helped shape the science fiction genre then, but the popularity of the character and brand is not the hot commodity like it was back days.
But with a star like Clooney, let’s hope the series may gain some serious momentum and attention again!