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Details on the new remake of The Prisoner? - UPDATED

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 10th 2008 12:01PM
The PrisonerSome details have been released regarding the new mini-series series remake of The Prisoner, the cult 1960s series starring Patrick McGoohan. For now, these should be treated as rumors.

Supposedly, Jim Caviezel will play the Prisoner known only as Number Six, and Sir Ian McKellan is set to play the jailer known as Number Two. Six episodes will be produced and John Jones will direct.

This report sounds too good to be true. It's doubtful that either Caviezel or McKellan would slum it to a television mini-series from the movies they've been making. On the other hand, McKellan has put in television appearances before (such as Extras).

While I'm a fan of McKellan's work, wouldn't it be more loyal to the source material if multiple actors played Number Two? I'm just saying.

Shooting begins at the end of August (and scheduled to air next year). At that point, we'll see if the report is accurate.

UPDATE 6/30/2008: AMC Television has officially announced this series.

[via AICN]

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Ric Kaysen

Usually, the voices in my head scream "leave my beloved memories alone!!!" But, then, someone comes along with a Battlestar Galactica and life is good again.

June 10 2008 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Carol

I wish they would Leave 'The Prisoner' alone.

June 11 2008 at 3:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chris Shifty

McKellan's worked on 18 television projects over 40 years. Perhaps he was a fan of the series and the script was well written. I think the "TV mini-series" in the UK isn't "slumming" it as it is in North America.

Christopher Nolan is supposed to film a movie soon, totally separate from this project.

June 10 2008 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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