Terry Gilliam's TIME BANDITS Is Being Adapting into a TV Series By Apple
Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits is one of my favorite films as a kid! That was such a crazy and fun adventure film! I still revisit it from time to time, and there's nothing really like it that has been done since. It's just such a unique film!
Well, that film is now going to be adapted into a TV series all thanks to Apple, who just closed the deal. They will develop the series with Anonymous Content, Paramount Television and Media Rights Capital. Gilliam will also be a non-writing executive producer.
Gilliam was actually developing a Time Bandits series three years ago. I'm not sure if those initial plans will carry over into this new production, but when previously talking about his vision for a series, he said:
"It’s about a middle aged New York cop who was once a hero who has grown fat and cynical and is in the middle of a breakdown, ending up in a child’s fantasy world where the rules of the mean streets of New York no longer apply. The best way to kill a dragon is no longer a gun, but a tree branch you think is a sword."
I hope that vision carries over. At least something similar to it. I'm really curious to see how the turns out and I hope that they get a talented creative team on board to develop it.
Time Bandits was released in 1980, it "is a dark, irreverent adventure about imagination, bravery and the nature of our dreams. It follows the time-traveling adventures of an 11-year-old history buff named Kevin who, one night, stumbles on six dwarfs who emerge from his closet. They are former workers of the Supreme Being who have stolen a map that charts all the holes in the space-time fabric, using it to hop from one historical era to the next in order to steal riches. Throughout the movie, they meet various historical and fictional characters, including Napoleon Bonaparte and Robin Hood, while the Supreme Being simultaneously tries to catch up to them and retrieve the map."
Are you excited to hear that Time Bandits is getting a TV series?