Dracula Untold took in $1.3 million last night going into it’s opening weekend. I’m sure that made Legendary Pictures and the writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless very happy as they work on their next project… which is reported as being a reboot of the Lost In Space franchise for television. They’ll be working with Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, who holds the rights to the original series though Space Prods. Inc.
The 83 episode series ran for three seasons on CBS and centered around the Robinson family who were sent into deep space by the US in hopes of colonizing… which doesn’t make a lot of sense as they sent not other family to breed with… the mission was sabotaged by a foreign agent named Dr. Zachary Smith and the all ended up lost in space.
The show was set in the far off future of 1997 and featured a score by John Williams, a decade before his work on Star Wars. A movie adaptation was done in 1998 starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman and Matt LeBlanc.