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Monday, 25 February 2008

Eleventh Hour USA

From The Hollywood Reporter:

British actor Rufus Sewell is set as the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer's new CBS drama project "Eleventh Hour."

The project, based on the British limited sci-fi series, centers on Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government who, with his feisty female bodyguard in tow, saves people from the worst abuses of science.

In the original series, the role was played by Patrick Stewart.

Feature writer-director Mick Davis penned the script for the American version, which is set in the U.S.

"CSI" executive producer Danny Cannon, who directed the pilot for "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and is credited with creating the hit franchise's distinct look, will direct the pilot.

Davis, Cannon, Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and a Granada exec are exec producing for Jerry Bruckheimer TV, Granada International Media and Warner Bros. TV.

Sewell ("The Holiday," "The Illusionist") next appears in the HBO miniseries "John Adams," in which he plays Alexander Hamilton.

You might notice the one name that still doesn't, uh...

Ah, forget it.


Stan said...

I quite like Rufus Sewell - I saw 'The Illusionist' last night and thought he played a very good villain - but Patrick Stewart definately looks more like a Professor to me (that's assuming the character in the US version is going to be a Professor). I'm assuming you'll overlook the omission of them naming the creator providing they don't overlook PAYING the creator!

jula meadows said...

Did the writer for the US script, Mick Davis, model his look on you?

Stephen Gallagher said...

No, but Sewell did.

Gail Renard said...

Congrats! And good thing writers aren't sensitive! Tell CBS you need more money to finance writers' self-esteem courses.

TheMungKey said...

Will this new version have anything to match the spectacle of Patrick Stewart shouting "bollocks!" and throwing things at the TV?