Kevin Smith wants to redo Buckaroo Banzai as TV show?!?
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension is returning as a TV series … to be directed by Kevin Smith?!? I’m not sure what part of the sentence is more weird.
“Hey, hey, hey, hey-now. Don't be mean; we don't have to be mean, cuz, remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
Aw, shut up, Buckaroo. This news item comes straight from Gizmodo.com, which says Kevin Smith - the director of Mall Rats, Chasing Amy and the Clerks franchise - has announced on his podcast that he wants to tackle Buckaroo Banzai as a TV series.
The 1984 movie, starring Peter Weller as the scientist/rock star title character, was pretty much a flop, though it’s gained status as a cult classic. Smith says he’d like Weller and other co-stars to return, though as villains instead of heroes this time.
I’d place this project’s likelihood right up there with Top Gun 2.
In the meantime, the White House wants to know is everything ok with the alien space craft from Planet 10 or should we just go ahead and destroy Russia?
(See? Told you it was a flop.)