Having recently won a Golden Globe for The Martian and Alien: Covenant in pre-production, Ridley Scott isn’t taking a break anytime soon when it comes to filmmaking. However, his next project may take him out of space and bring him back to Earth. He is currently circling a film adaptation of the British cult TV series, THE PRISONER.
The original series for The Prisoner aired in the U.K. from 1967-1968. The 17-episode series followed an unnamed British government agent (Patrick McGoohan) who abruptly leaves his jobs and plans on leaving the country only to be kidnapped and imprisoned in a mysterious seaside village with other residents who are monitored and killed if they try to escape. The series was revamped with Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan in 2009 for TV by AMC and ITV.
The Prisoner has been in development for some time and will be released by Universal. Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark from Bluegrass Films will serve as producers. Drafts of the script have been submitted by Chris McQuarrie and William Monahan, and Christopher Nolan was once attached to the project but bowed out in 2009. No word yet on the release date.
Scott is repped by WME.
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Dino-Ray Ramos| Staff Writer