For the 7 Buck Rogers Fans Out There…

Published 6 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:38 pm,

With all the re-imagining of older films, or series, it’s inevitable that as some franchises get snapped up, other studios look to the franchises that haven’t been snatched up yet and in this case, Buck Rogers is one of those franchises.

BuckRogersHist For the 7 Buck Rogers Fans Out There...

It’s being reported that Nu Image/Millennium Films has obtained the film rights to Buck Rogers, and is looking to give the franchise a live action shot at some screen treatment.

Up until now, the premise of the story which was first brought to the public in 1928, where the main character falls into a coma and woke up in the 25th century. In NBC’s version back in the early 80′s, he was flying a space shuttle and gets frozen in space until he is discovered and awakened in the 25th century.


I know we’re getting pummeled with space show remakes, and this one ranked right below Battlestar Galactica in my book. Galactica wasn’t that high on my book back then, but that old piece of toast was buttered up pretty good and became pretty tasty over on The Sci-Fi Channel.

Maybe, if we’re lucky, the same might happen for Buck Rogers?

Nu Image/Millennium’s Avi Lerner got the rights from the Dille Trust. The rights had been with Disney, but I don’t think they wanted their franchise cartoon-ized by Disney, and they wanted to have more control over any distillation of the film, hence Nu Image/Millennium’s good fortune.

In case you’re wondering about some reports out there, Variety (My source for this earth shattering report) Frank Miller is not on the project because according to sources at Millennium, they don’t have a creative team lined up yet.

The franchise had attracted notable and non-notable names through out it’s various incarnations, from Buster Crabbe to Gil Gerard and Millennium is shopping the project to find a studio partner.

If you’re wondering where you might have heard of Nu Image/Millennium before, they obtained the rights to Conan, which is now being developed with Lionsgate.

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  1. Yea, but now inquiring minds know!! It’s chilling, isn’t it?

  2. Biggee Biggee Biggee.

    Lame.

  3. There’s only one Wilma Deering!

  4. I liked that show as a kid. If it’s done the right way, it could be a good film. It’ll be WAY better than that Speed Racer cr*p….LOL

  5. bidee-bidee-bidee- Hey Buck! I’ll count myself as one of the 7 fans then…. loved this show as a kid. If done properly (as BS Galactica was) it should be darn good

  6. make that 8!

  7. Panda is another of the 7 fans. Now who are the final 5?

  8. LOL – Don’t go there HERE!!! ARRRGGGHHHH.. does this mean I have to make a picture??

  9. I’m a fan of the TV show but a reboot? Gheesh all mighty.

    Can’t they think of anything original?

  10. Panda is another of the 7 fans. Now who are the final 5?

    As Kahless ponders the Klingon cup to his right, the question remains: Is he a Cylon….I mean, fan? :o)

    Yes he is. I loved the 80′s show with Gerard. Don’t know if a movie would work but I would be willing to give it a look.

  11. Ok then… Big question…. Ideal cast?

  12. “Ok then… Big question…. Ideal cast?”

    Ohhhh, I know! Christian Bale as Buck Rodgers! :P

    Erica Durance as Wilma…..

  13. Lol Andy,….ok here’s 790′s casting call….

    Christian Bale of course for Buck Rodgers.

    I’m thinking Jessica Alba as Wilma.Deering.

    Uma Thurman as Princess Ardala.

    Tom Sizemore as Hawk.

    Sam Jackson as Vorvon the Space Vampire.

    Jonah Hill as Twiki.

    Val Kilmer as the voice of that talking computer Clock/face looking thing that Twiki wears. (I can’t remember every name).

    Morgan Freeman as the president of New Chicago.

    And
    Gary Coleman as Hieronymous Fox, the 11 year old child ruler of the planet Genesia.

    And they would fly in the Searcher 2. ;-)

  14. Why the title about “7 fans”? Buck has been a popular character for decades in books and TV and games. Sure the 80′s show was cheesy but it wouldn’t be the 80′s without the cheese.

    A movie isn’t a horrible idea, at least not as bad as 3/4 of the ‘reboot’ projects out there.

    790- “Gary Coleman as Hieronymous Fox”
    that is too much…

  15. 790… I agree wholeheartedley with the cast. Except Gary Coleman… unless he could be cast as Twiki… (biddee-biddee-biddee, wot you talking about buck)

  16. ROTFLMAO..
    biddee biddee biddee – “whatch’you talkin; about?”
    A point to Martin for sure!

  17. Well remember that episode where Gary Coleman plays Hieronymous Fox. Haha. He even got off a “what you talking bout Buck”.
    Lol.

    This could be his “Pulp Fiction” comeback.

    Within 3 years he’ll be every genre film possible and win a Golden Globe for “Snakes on Airforce 1″ reboot. ~~~~~~

  18. Panda, the title was meant to be humorous. I guess maybe not so much… :-)

    Vic

  19. Panda, Vic…

    Though humorous, I think scary.
    Count how many individuals (Besides myself or Vic) have commented on this thread!

  20. “the title was meant to be humorous”
    Vic -
    it’s not like I’m offended, plus I got to make my final 5 reference :)

    Bruce -
    “Count how many individuals (Besides myself or Vic) have commented on this thread”
    it’s been a slow week on all the threads, hasn’t it? Too many people are out seeing IM I guess

  21. Buck Rogers is an acquired taste… hence not many threads… Cant use IM as an excuse… I’ve just been to see it and have posted 2 threads today… IM is ace btw!!! Ahem, back to BR… bring it on!

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