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don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 30, 2008 01:18PM
. . .Jim Caviezel as Number Six. . .and Ian McKellen as Number Two. . .


AMC's 'Prisoner' Remake Locks Up 'Christ,' 'Rings' Stars
Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen are set for AMC's new 'Prisoner'


AMC's remake of the British television classic "The Prisoner" has secured a pair of high profile leads in Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen.

AMC and ITV Productions and Grenada International have been planning their new incarnation of "The Prisoner" for several years. The current plan is to begin production on the six-part miniseries later this year and premiere in 2009.

The new "Prisoner" has been written by Bill Gallagher.

The original version of "The Prisoner" was written and produced by Patrick McGoohan and premiered in 1967 and ran for only 17 episodes. McGoohan also starred in the political parable, it focused on a government agent who resigns and immediately finds himself drugged, kidnapped and deposited in a remote community known as The Village. Despite his protestations that he's not a number, he actually is. He becomes Number Six. During each episode he learns new things about The Village and when he isn't trying to escape, he's being interrogated by the person he believes to be in charge, the mysterious Number Two, who was played by an assortment of different actors.

"Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen bring an incredible level of talent to the project, and we're honored they are taking on these important roles. We look forward to this production revitalizing a classic and bringing Patrick McGoohan's brilliant and captivating story to an entirely new generation of viewers," states Charlie Collier, AMC's general manager and executive vice president. "The caliber of Hollywood talent AMC is attracting further validates our programming vision and our successful strategy of producing quality cinematic originals that stand alongside our library of iconic movies."

In the remake, Caviezel will play Number Six. The AMC release says McKellen will play Number Two, but it's unclear if that means that the concept has been reimagined to include only a single Number Two. The AMC release on the series says that "AMC's reinterpretation will reflect 21st Century concerns and anxieties, such as liberty, security, and surveillance, yet also showcase the same key elements of paranoia, tense action and socio-political commentary seen in McGoohan's enigmatic original."

McKellen agrees, adding, "Bill Gallagher's new version of 'The Prisoner' is an enthralling commentary on modern culture. It is witty, intelligent and disturbing. I am very excited to be involved.". . .




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/30/2008 01:20PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: jonny
Date: June 30, 2008 01:21PM
Is NOTHING sacred?
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: June 30, 2008 01:28PM
That WAS a good show



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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: Joey Cupcakes
Date: June 30, 2008 01:46PM
One of the best, most intelligently written shows ever. I saw it when it was originally broadcast in the US as a "summer replacement" show and countless times since.

It is a story that has particular bearing on today's society and politics, so I hope they do it justice. As for now, I have faith in Ian Mackellen's judgement...
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: June 30, 2008 01:48PM
The current production has *no chance* of matching the original. I'll give it a look and maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised but I *really* doubt it.
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: davester
Date: June 30, 2008 02:11PM
Sacrilege! The producers will be gassed, gagged and dragged off to someplace remote and secure.





"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 30, 2008 03:40PM
I wonder if Rover is going to be featured.




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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: June 30, 2008 03:49PM
Loved the shows when they were first around and I'm a bit worried about a remake. No, make that very worried.

I stayed in the village about three years ago, an amazing place and absolutely magical at night when all the tourists are pushed out.
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Posted by: davester
Date: June 30, 2008 04:19PM
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voodoopenguin
I stayed in the village about three years ago, an amazing place and absolutely magical at night when all the tourists are pushed out.

Hey, I was one of those tourists (and so are you!). It is a marvelous place. I'd actually love to live in a place like that. My kids loved playing in the stone boat. The tides are so fast and severe that they have warnings to get off the mud/sandflats before the incoming, which of course my kids ignored much to my wife's consternation. They recently gave my wife a mother's day photo of the two of them playing way out past the high tide line there, as a symbol of her motherly protectiveness.



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: June 30, 2008 06:08PM
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davester
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voodoopenguin
I stayed in the village about three years ago, an amazing place and absolutely magical at night when all the tourists are pushed out.

Hey, I was one of those tourists (and so are you!).

You're right, I should have said the cheap tourists were pushed out. ;)

We stayed in the apartment just to to the left of the columned structure in the middle.

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Posted by: davester
Date: June 30, 2008 07:13PM
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voodoopenguin
You're right, I should have said the cheap tourists were pushed out. ;)

Hmmm. Why is it that that doesn't make me feel any better?





"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 30, 2008 08:45PM
. . .and where is this village. . .?



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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: davester
Date: June 30, 2008 11:49PM
heh heh heh...



"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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Re: don't drop the soap!. . .AMC is remaking the TV show 'The Prisoner' as a mini-series & just cast. . .
Posted by: Z
Date: July 01, 2008 08:23AM
And I was just hopeful that AMC was going to start remaking the Pacer... sigh.
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