Primeval’ Movie Will Be Set in the U.S.

Variety has picked up the big story: Warner Bros. has bought the rights to BBC AMERICA’s Primeval, and Akiva Goldsman, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind, will produce the film alongside Kerry Foster and Emily Cummins. But the biggest news is this:

WB and Goldsman will transplant the action to the U.S. and ramp up the spectacle.

“There is a solid mythology to the series, but the movie has the dinosaur element of Jurassic Park and the time travel element of Lost, and it just feels like the kind of big movie that Warner Bros. does well,” Foster said.

I reiterate my earlier request: George Clooney and Carla Gugino as Cutter and Helen. Hey, Warners, just let me cast the damn thing…

Be sure to catch the season premiere of Primeval – tomorrow night at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA! And check out the website, which features a preview of the season premiere and clips of the cast and the creatures.

Also, download episodes on iTunes to get caught up!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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