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Robert Evans adaptation of UK TV show

23 November 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

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The Robert Evans-produced film adaptation UFO has been moving steadily closer and closer to release, with visual effects guru Matthew Gratzner hired to direct and now Joshua Jackson hired to head up the cast in the feature adaptation of the cult 1970s Gerry Anderson show.

Jackson will play Paul Foster, a test pilot who joins SHADO, the secret organisation based beneath a film studio and dedicated to fighting aliens. In the TV series, Foster became aware of the existence of both SHADO and aliens after his jet was severely damaged in an air battle between the two, and started an investigation that threatened to reveal SHADO's existence.

The organisation's head, Ed Straker, considered having Foster killed, but was sufficiently impressed to recruit him instead. It kinda seems to us like that particular storyline would make a very good introduction to SHADO's world for cinemagoers, so we wouldn't be surprised at all to see Foster's story become the first act.

Gratzner and the erstwhile Pacey Whitter are hoping to start shooting in the spring, so look out for more casting news on this in the near future.


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RE: Oh - Er, Scary...
At least Pacey was funny! which is more than I can say for whiny Dawson, which is probably why I wound up sleeping with Pacey first (the latter was a reference to my username) Seriously, I like Joshua Jackson I think he's a good actor. More

Posted by JoeyPottr at 05:56 on 24 November 2009 | Report This Post

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How can they do this film? It's set in the far flung future of 1980 - who can possibly predict what might happen by then? Let's hope they keep some of the moral ambiguity that raised this above a lot of offerings of the time. Innocent people got killed quite a lot for the greater good... More

Posted by The Voice of Fate at 10:38 on 23 November 2009 | Report This Post

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