Chewing Bubblegum and Kicking Ass on TV?
Could there be truth to the rumour (yes very much a rumour at this stage) that John Carpenter's cultish sci-fi satire They Live will make its way to the small screen in the form of a Sci-Fi Channel series? Former wrestler and star of the film Roddy Piper dropped a little tidbit to Empire Magazine (the exact text of which I'm struggling to find online) indicating something is on the go; and that he would like to be involved with whatever that is.
The Reaganomics intrinsic in the 1988 film is pertinent enough (although it seems almost quaint 20 years later with Fox News and the Bushes) to take in a serious light -- in a way similar to post-911 fodder regularly churned on Battlestar Galactica. But really, it was the sunglasses, out-of-the-blue one-liners and that crazy (seemingly endless) improvised fist fight that have kept this one a fan favorite as much as the subtext. If a series ever goes ahead, it could be fun in a War of the Worlds TV series sort of way.