NBC remaking "Jason and the Argonauts"

TV Arts

David
from the hollywood reporter

NBC nabs 'Argonauts' redo
Story is from the duo behind 'Moonlight'
By James Hibberd

NBC has picked up a script that retells the Greek mythology tale
"Jason and the Argonauts."

NBC won a bidding war for the story by Josh and Jonas Pate
("Moonlight," "Surface"). The project is considered development,
sources say, but there's a penalty should NBC pass.

"Argonauts" is best known as the 1963 film that featured the
stop-motion animation work of Ray Harryhausen. If produced, NBC is
considering shooting the entire project on green screen, meaning
"Argonauts" would be a TV series that takes place on a ship at sea,
but that doesn't go near the water. Sci Fi Channel used the method to
produce its new series "Sanctuary."

The ratings of period-piece adventure drama "Crusoe" on Friday could
serve as a bellwether for the project's chances. If picked up, this
also wouldn't be the network's first "Argonauts" project -- in 2000,
NBC aired an "Argonauts" miniseries during sweeps.
                                            
Dimensional
Oh, c'mon!  If you're gonna do this you _have_ to do it with stop-motion!
                                            
David
The 13-episode order should be ready by 2014.
                                            
WQ
                                            
Anim8rFSK
They did this remake 8 years ago.
                                            
Alric
I watched it, and it really didn't work for some reason.  The effects
were cheesy, and it stripped the cleverness from the original script. 
But I'd heard that this was to be an actual theatrical feature, not
another made-for-TV miniseries.  I read about it about six months ago.
The article mentioned JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS and CLASH OF THE TITANS.
Inspired by the success of TROY and GLADIATOR, Hollywood was turning
its attention to sword-and-sandal sagas.  I was really looking forward
to it, as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS is one of my all-time favorites.  I
don't have much confidence in a made-for-TV remake.  

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Alric Knebel
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Michael
Was that the one with T'Pol in it?

I liked that one.