Cannes 2009: UFOs Approach

Cult TV show to hit the big screen.

by | May 21, 2009 | Comments

Veteran producer Robert Evans is getting into the alien business, teaming with ITV Global to create a feature based on cult TV series UFO.

The British show, which ran from 1970 to 1973, was created by Gerry Anderson, best known for his work on the hugely popular Thunderbirds series.

According to Variety, the plot “revolves around Shado (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a covert military organization that thwarts an alien race that has been kidnapping and killing humans for decades, then using the body parts. Shado headquarters is hidden beneath a Hollywood studio, and the studio mogul is actually the Shado commander.”

However, while the original show was set in 1980, the reboot will take place in 2020.

The project was announced in Cannes today, with Evans stating “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.”