Kevin Smith is planning on bringing the race car driver, rock star and neurosurgeon Buckaroo Banzai back to the screen.
The “Clerks” director is developing a TV series based on the 1984 sci-fi film “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension.” Smith talked about the potential project during the latest episode go his podcast “Hollywood Babble-On” where he stated that he will work on the series with MGM.
“MGM said, ‘Hey, we hear that you like Buckaroo Banzai,” he explained. “So they called my agent […] They were like, ‘We have another property that we wanna do that with, and we were wondering if he’s interested and has ever heard of ‘Buckaroo Banzai.'”
Smith has been a huge fan of the cult hit that followed the band, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, as they take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension. The film starred Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Lloyd. The filmmaker also revealed that he would like to have the original cast be a part of it.
So how would he approach the adaptation?
“Basically, you just do the entire movie for Season 1, and then Season 2 you finally do the sequel we’ve all dreamed about, ‘Buckaroo Banzai Versus the World Crime League,'” detailed Smith.
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