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Push Heading To TV?
Summit prepares small-screen pilot

20 January 2010  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Collider

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Push didn't stay around long, so may easily have passed you by. But if you did manage to catch it, or you've picked up the DVD you'll perhaps have been quietly impressed by Paul McGuigan's tale of street-level telekinetic superheroics in Hong Kong. Perhaps.

It was clearly set up to start a franchise, although no sequel materialised. But further adventures may now be on the cards for the pushers and the sniffers and the stitchers and the rest (originally headed up by Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning) in the form of a TV series. 

The script will be by David Hayter, who wrote Watchmen, X-Men and its first sequel, and the official line from the press release is that "the concept behind the Push feature film offers a broad and rich canvas on which to extend the storyline and characters,” with the project representing "the perfect vehicle to initiate Summit’s plans of producing programming for the global television marketplace."

All fine and dandy, although it's very early days. There's no actual home for the show as yet (cable? network?) and there's no word on what the plan is to significantly differentiate Push from the superficially very similar Heroes. Still, they could make this series stand out by creating a coherent plot line and actual character motivation we suppose (oh burn!).


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Your Comments

Happy to see more
Push achieved more in its 90 minute or so run-time than Heroes managed in all 3 seasons I had the misfortune to put myself through. So i'd happily see some more of this. More

Posted by mightyhypnotoad at 21:02 on 21 January 2010 | Report This Post

well if solid snake himself is writing it, it can't be too bad! More

Posted by bigdave3000 at 10:54 on 21 January 2010 | Report This Post

ZING!
Nice Heroes Burn. Yup I think this could work well as a TV series. More

Posted by shool at 10:17 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post

I enjoyed Push and said to my Mrs at the time, "Well they have certainly done that a lot better than Heroes has of late". So sign me up, i'd like to see a TV show of it. Dont suppose they'd get any of the original cast in it mind you. Although as they got Joseph Fiennes for that Flashforward thing maybe Chris Evans would do it......... More

Posted by Karl Crutchley at 09:26 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post

Oh Snap!
Empire you just torched Heroes' ass, you go Glen Coco! More

Posted by fuzzcaminski at 09:07 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post

Would the money necessary to make a decent effort of a whole season's worth of TV not make a second film a reasonable option? More

Posted by dollimon at 01:08 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post

Sounds fine
I enjoyed Push enough to see more of the characters and the world. although the market is saturated with similar stuff, this could be fun. More

Posted by Lord Byron Pitt at 00:57 on 20 January 2010 | Report This Post


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