Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
being developed for TV
Kevin Smith (of "Clerks", "Mallrats" and "Tusk" fame) is in the works of developing the classic 1984 movie about nuclear physicist/pop star Buckaroo Banzai battling creatures from the 8th dimension who have taken over humans (including John Lithgow as Dr. Lizardo; and Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Bigbooty), featured 80s king Peter Weller, and a young and handsome Jeff Goldblum in a cowboy costume. The film was done in a comic book style.
-MGM approached K.Smith because they heard a podcast where he was talking about watching the movie with Jeff Goldblum
-They wanted to unbury this movie and bring it to TV like they did with Fargo
-He wants to use the movie as the guide for Season 1, and do the sequel proposed in the end credits as season 2.
-He will begin shopping for additional backers in the near future.
-He wants to bring the whole cast in as potentially the bad guys, the original writer for more ideas
-Kevin wants to play Bigbooty. Source
Hollywood Babble-On Podcast starting at 12:12 minute mark to 19:30 minute mark. The rest is insufferable.My weird young self loved this movie. I'm not thrilled it's Kevin Smith, and I wish it was Bryan Fuller who would fully embrace the weird and not push the irony to death. I was only made aware of this today when 80s princess Valley Girl/April Fool's Day star Deborah Foreman tweeted to KSmith that she wanted in!