In what might be a misreading of what the world is looking for at the moment, Deadline is reporting that Crown International Pictures is reimagining William Sachs‘s 1980 low-budget science fiction parody comedy, Galaxina, to television.
The original film, written and directed by Sachs, starred Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten as the titular character, a cybernetic being who is the key to discovering the Blue Star crystal. The film also starred Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, and J.D. Hinton. It parodied Star Trek, Star Wars, Alien, and even some classic westerns. It also won the Audience Award at the 1983 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film.
The new production has been placed in the hands of writer/producer Mark A. Altman (The Librarians) to develop and showrun a television series based on the film. The producers say the new series will be “a high-octane, sophisticated, sci-fi thriller with first-class production values that will reimagine the original property into a 21st century motion picture with and edgy, smart cable vibe.”
Altman said about the project:
We are thrilled to be working with Crown on updating one of their most important and iconic films for today’s contemporary audiences. It’s our hope to combine the groundbreaking sci-fi storytelling of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica with the smart, uplifting optimism of classic Star Trek. Crown has a vast, untapped library of classic motion pictures that my generation grew up with and we’re delighted to be working with our friends there to share these great stories.
Crown International Pictures considers this to be one of their Crown jewels. They also have tapped Altman and his producing partner Steve Kriozere (NCIS) to develop a new take on the 1983 film My Tutor.
If you’re curious about the original film, you can see the trailer below.