SCI-FI'S UPCOMING PROJECTS
In a brave effort, the Sci-Fi Channel announced that an animated series based upon Amazing Screw-On Head will join their upcoming slate of new horror and sci-fi programming. How's Screw-On related to horror? Our clever robotic hero - who's simply a head - fights all sorts of supernatural villains that threaten our country, namely Emperor Zombie and his gaggle of minions. Then you've got the non-evil stuff like Abe Lincoln, a talking dog, Mr. Groin...
This is Mike 'Hellboy' Mignola at his most insane.
Bryan Fuller, who penned the Showtime grim reaper series Dead Like Me, is writing the pilot and Jason Netter is supervising the animation.
Other projects chalked onto Sci-Fi's blackboard for this year:
History of the Devil: Peter Filardi (TNT's 'Salem's Lot) adapts Clive Barker's The History of the Devil or Scenes from a Pretended Life into a six-hour series. Barker will executive produce. The plot tells of the Devil's scheme to use the court to get his way back into heaven. Shouldn't be too hard...
Monster Mash: A reality show where actors get done up like monsters and then beat the living shit out of each other. Stan Winston's part of the development team. Can't see this series lasting too long.
Witchhunter Robin: Roy Lee, the cat who brought Ringu to the attention of Hollywood, is executive producing this live action adaptation of the Japanese anime. Story follows the titular witchhunter who is, in fact, a witch herself but uses her powers for good.
And according to Sci Fi Wire, SCI FI is bringing back ?Farscape? in the form of a new mini-series.
Called ?Farscape: Peacekeeper War?, and slated to air in the fourth quarter of this year, the four-hour miniseries picks up where the cliffhanger series finale left off and will reunite John Crichton (Ben Browder), Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) and the rest of the Moya crew.
The mini-series was written by ?Farscape? creator Rockne O'Bannon and executive producer David Kemper.
The network has also nabbed the rights to screen ? it must be going to TV first? ? ?Species III?, starring Robert Knepper, Sunny Mabrey and original ?Species? actress Natasha Henstridge. The plot? A sequel where horny Giger-esque aliens invade a college campus. Sweet.
Courtesy of Creature Corner and MovieHole