Paramount is turning its 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest into a TV series, as it joins a number of other movies at the studio getting the small screen treatment. The studio is also developing School of Rock for Nickelodeon, Minority Report at Fox, Shooter at USA Network and Shutter Island at HBO. Robert Gordon, who co-wrote the original Galaxy Quest movie with David Howard, is in talks to write the pilot.
The original movie centered on the cast of a cancelled sci-fi TV series who get recruited for an actual space mission, where they are transported into a space ship and tasked with saving an alien nation. The movie's ensemble cast included Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle and Justin Long, who made his feature debut on the movie. The film earned just $90 million from a $45 million production budget, but it went on to become a cult classic in the years that followed.
Robert Gordon will executive produce alongside original Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson. Aside from the Paramount movies that are being developed for TV, there is a growing slate of adaptations in development at several different networks. Other projects in various stages of development include CBS' Rush Hour and Limitless, NBC's Problem Child, MTV's Scream and many more. Do you think a Galaxy Quest TV show would work? Let us know what you think below.