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remake of ‘The Prisoner’ is on

But I can’t say I’m particularly happy about the details, as announced by Prisoner “official appreciation society” Six of One:

6th June, 2008 – SIX OF ONE EXCLUSIVE – The 2009 mini-series of the The Prisoner will feature six one-hour episodes, all written by Bill Gallagher (Clocking Off; Conviction; Lark Rise to Candleford). Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings; The Da Vinci Code) is in the role of Number Two and James Caviezel (Deja Vu; The Passion of the Christ) plays Number Six. The producer is Trevor Hopkins (Dracula; Agatha Christie: Poirot; William and Mary) and direction is by Jon Jones (Cold Feet; Northanger Abbey; Diary of Anne Frank). Location filming is in Namibia and Cape Town, with shooting commencing in the first week of August, 2008. The “pacy, radical reinvention of the original show” is a joint production between AMC (American Movie Channel) and ITV (UK).

(Lots more links and news at Six of One.)

Yea to Sir Ian, but Jim Caviezel? I’m not seeing it. Perhaps that’s just my disappointment over the non-panning-out of the rumor that Christopher Eccleston would be taking the role.

And South Africa? They’re not shooting in Portmeirion? Oh dear. No no no, this won’t do at all…

via Wil Wheaton

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