Quantcast
Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 2 years 8 weeks ago

New Waterworld Series Possible From SyFy

Body

4306

Kevin Costner's 1995 flop, Waterworld, was billed as the most expensive movie of its time and barely made any money.

While movie goers weren't too thrilled about the movie, seems the television audience that watches SyFy is -- as everytime Waterworld airs it gets a huge audience (estimated at 400,000).

Back in 2009, NBC merged with Universal which saw the Sci-Fi Channel become the SyFy brand, and with that, plans for SyFy films were underway with the purpose to create low-budget sci-fi movies.

That's where Waterworld comes in, as the series has such a cult-like following on SyFy, it could be remade into a new movie or more than likely, a new TV series.

SyFy President David Howe tells Forbes that while a Waterworld remake movie was "never really on the cards," the potential for a series is "talked about endlessly."

Kevin Costner's version cost an estimated $235 million to make, obviously SyFy's series would be a fraction of that, but it could still work on SyFy, also known for their popular low-budget Saturday Night Original Movies.

More From Cosmic Book News:

“Endgame” part 4. The Joker is back!
Liv has a secret that she isn't dying to tell.
Disney may want to build a new franchise around Pratt.
Justice League coming to join Arthur Curry and Mera in a battle with the Trenchers.
Bad news for The Avengers as Joss Whedon seems to be on the side of Ultron.
Fox sent over some high-res screengrabs.
Here is your list of comics and related merchandise on sale for this week.
No one is safe while Brick is running the streets.
A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team.
"A Documentary from Outer Space."
Kid obsessed with comics becomes a reluctant hero in a post-apocalyptic future.