Film Producer legend Robert Evans is joining up with ITV Global to develop a new feature film based on a 1970's TV series called 'UFO'. Robert Evan was a very powerful producer back in the 70's when films relied on a great script to tell a story. Just as an example he produced 'Chinatown' and 'Marathon man'. He has since taken a back seat and has not really done much worth mentioning.
I have never heard of this show 'UFO' before, but it was created by Gerry Anderson and it ran for three years. I love the premise of the story though! The movie was set in the 1980's and revolves around the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization or Shado for short. This is a covert military organization is trying to take down an alien race that has been kidnapping and killing human for decades, then using the body parts. The Shado headquarters are hidden beneth a Hollywood movie studio, and the head of the studio is actually a Shado commander.
This time around the movie will be set in the near future of 2020. Variety reports:
The Robert Evans Co. has a first-look deal at Paramount, which will be first stop for the project. "We know the importance of the 'UFO' series brand to ITV Global, and we will work closely with them to build this into a franchise," Evans said.