The ‘Lawnmower Man’ movie may not have been the highlight of Stephen King’s movie adaptations. Heck! King himself even filed lawsuits to have his name removed from the first film since it bore little to no resemblance to the short story on which it was allegedly based.
But the first movie, with it’s computer generated imagery and virtual reality concepts, was a big enough hit in the early ‘90s to spawn an even worse sequel.
Despite the hatred over the films, they did gain b-movie cult status in some circles and now Park Entertainment thinks that the time is right to attempt to resuscitate the ‘Lawnmower Man’ franchise. This time the plan is to bring the virtual reality monster Jobe to the small screen instead of to movie theaters.
While no Network has picked it up yet, Moviehole is reporting that Park Entertainment already has a script for a pilot episode courtesy of David Titcher (‘The Librarian’) and will be fishing the television project around the Cannes Film Festival which is going on now through May 27th.
So are you ready for more virtual reality terror from Jobe? Do you think it’ll make a good fit as a television series? If so, who would you like to see in the roles of Jobe and Dr. Angelo (played in the original by Jeff Fahey and Pierce Brosnan respectively)? Voice up in the comment section and let us know!