With all of the soft and hard reboots of shows in recent years, some might think that ‘Lost’ is a prime candidate so that the story can be finished in a way that pleases a wider audience. However, actress Evangeline Lilly doesn’t support that view. Lilly was recently interviewed by SiriusXM studios before the EW Live show. While the focus of the interview was for her upcoming “demented children’s book” ‘The Squickerwonkers: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled’ it was one of her most notable roles as Kate Austen that ended up coming up.
According to Lilly on the potential of a reboot:
“My honest answer is I hope not. I really am that person who felt like we could have left well enough alone with a lot of these franchises, and I am a die-hard fan of the original Star Wars movies, you know, and sometimes I think you can devalue the original content. I think that can happen, and I would hate to see that happen with Lost. I read a quote recently that said, I’ve never done an adaptation because the book is good enough as it is.”
While in some instances a hard or soft reboot could work, I agree with Lilly that ‘Lost’ isn’t one of them. You can watch Lilly share her thoughts in the video below:
Thankfully, Lilly isn’t the only one who feels this way as Executive Producer Damon Lindelof previously shared “Those characters not only died, but we showed you their experience post-death. Any new take on Lost will probably have to feature new characters, as it should.” Not only that but “As it relates to Lost, which was so heavily serialized, I do think it’s somewhat of a betrayal to go back in and say there’s more story to tell that I just came up with now, especially when we had ample time to end it on our own terms.”
Of course, it is always possible that someone else could take on a reboot depending on how the rights played out and studio interest.
Would you be interested in a reboot of ‘Lost’ or a story that could flesh out the world which was created? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly