MTV is headed back to the 1990s, and into the distant future, with a live-action reboot of cult sci-fi animated series Aeon Flux.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Davis has been hired to write the script and executive produce the new Aeon Flux series. Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, weird futuristic architecture, zero dialogue, and ending every short by killing the protagonist in some brutal way, was unlike anything that was on the air before or largely since, and, after Charlize Theron and director Karyn Kusamatried to make it a film franchise in 2005, the cartoon is coming back to live action. The show returned in 1992 with five episodes, and then again in 1995 as a 10-episode, half-hour series. Hurd produced the 2005 feature film, but was not involved with the original animated series.
The first live-action Aeon Flux project was released in 2005. The story centered on Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), the top operative in the underground "Monican" rebellion - led by The Handler (Frances McDormand). But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf. The film grossed $52.3 million globally, falling short of its $62 million production budget. The movie holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9 percent.
Hopefully, this live-action TV series revival will have better luck. The animated Aeon Flux series was well liked by critics and fans, and Davis' Teen Wolf was widely beloved by MTV audiences throughout its six season run on the cable network. This time around, it'll be all about the police state, "biohacking", and superheroics as the heroine becomes the legendary Aeon Flux. Is this a good move by MTV, or are they setting themselves up for failure?
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