Cannes 2009: Primeval Movie Announced

ITV sci-fi to become big budget Hollywood blockbuster.

by | May 15, 2009 | Comments

Warner Bros. has bought the rights to produce a movie based on the ITV series Primeval, according to Variety.

The show, which airs on BBC America in the US, is to be adapted by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Angels & Demons), who is penning the first draft of a script.

Primeval – co-created by Tim Haines and Adrian Hodges – revolves around a team of five scientist bought together to investigate prehistoric and futuristic creatures that travel through wormholes and appear in present-day Britain.

Warner Bros. plan to ramp up the action and spectacle, and (of course) transplant the action to the US.

Producer Kerry Foster said: “There is a solid mythology to the series, but the movie has the dinosaur element of Jurassic Park and the time travel element of Lost, and it just feels like the kind of big movie that Warner Bros. does well.”

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