For anyone who remembers the somewhat memorable, yet ultimately panned sci-fi movie ‘Jumper’ and really enjoyed it, there is some good news out there for you. It seems that director Doug Liman, potentially in an attempt to prove that ‘Jumper’ was not as bad as audiences made it out to be (especially since it is one of the only wrinkles on his excellent box-office reputation which includes ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’) has partnered with YouTube Red to make a sequel series out of the franchise, based on one of the sequel books that followed the original ‘Jumper’ novel the movie was based on.
According to a recent press release by Doug Liman:
“Steven Gould’s sequel novel to Jumper, Impulse, fully realizes the dynamic potential of this amazing franchise and I’m excited to have the large canvas of YouTube to bring it to life.”
The novel ‘Impulse’ is actually the third novel in the ‘Jumper’ series, potentially chosen as it follows the story of the daughter of characters David (Hayden Christensen) and Millie (Rachel Bilson), named Cent, who inherited her father’s ability to teleport herself, which in the world makes her a “jumper.” It makes sense to go with ‘Impulse’ as at this point it would probably be difficult to get either of those main actors back for their roles, and this way Liman and Youtube could keep the series going with a fresh cast without having to reboot everything. And for YouTube, having a Science Fiction series on their channel is a great experiment as the majority of their programming is comedy and humor based, and having more options could help draw in bigger audiences.
What do you think? Will people tune in to watch more ‘Jumper?’ Did you like the movie enough to see where Liman will go next with the world? Or is this a huge waste of money? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below!
Source: The Wrap
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