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  • Remake of 'The Prisoner'

    I heard that Sky are planning on broadcasting a remake of this excellent series. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

  • #2
    It's true and Chritopher Ecclestone is to take the lead. Personally, I think they should leave well alone.

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    • #3
      Can anyone tell me if that village in Wales still looks much like it did when they used it as the location for "The Prisoner"?
      Google ergo sum

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      • #4
        Yes, pretty much. I have some photos from my visit there in 1995 which I plan to scan and display here for someone else who wanted to know what the resort looks like 'today'.
        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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        • #5
          Port Merion.

          I was a fan of the Prisoner. Strong vibe of independence and rebellion. There's a definite place for this kind of program on TV if it's intelligently scripted.

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          • #6
            NOOOOOOO
            "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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            • #7
              I second the above. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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              • #8
                I third that noooooooooooooo.... The Prisoner should be left alone. It stands as a classic in it's own right. Although I have really enjoyed Christopher Ecclestone's previous works especially in '28 Days Later' and more recently, last season's Dr Who, I really think they should leave it be. Of course I could just as easily change my mind...
                Oh and I think it's one word "Portmeirion".- sorry don't know why I used that smillie...

                and over in the big black booth near the edge of the fairground, the last band is playing...

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                • #9
                  ps... David - still waiting on those pix

                  and over in the big black booth near the edge of the fairground, the last band is playing...

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                  • #10
                    I got the scanner back online last night after being out of action for a week, so as soon as I locate the photos I'll scan and upload them to the Hive.

                    Btw, I'm nt entirely sure it's been confirmed that Chris Eccleston* is doing this rumoured Prisoner remake. Last month it was said that Universal Pictures were about to sign a deal with Christopher (Batman Begins) Nolan to direct a Prisoner movie after he's finished filming Batman 2. The TV Prisoner show is supposed to be reccing in Australia(!) for locations, so it sounds like its still in development.

                    *It's Eccleston btw, not Ecclestone. Of course, true aficionados refer to him 'Chris Ecclescakes'.
                    Last edited by David Mosley; 09-20-2006, 05:29 AM.
                    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by David Mosley
                      Btw, I'm nt entirely sure it's been confirmed that Chris Eccleston* is doing this rumoured Prisoner remake.
                      The remake isn't a rumour, but I'm not sure whether he has been definitley confirmed yet:
                      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4972194.stm

                      Originally posted by David Mosley
                      *It's Eccleston btw, not Ecclestone.
                      Oh no! There goes my Doctor Who cred right out of the window. David will never take anything I write seriously ever again

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by David Mosley
                        ...

                        *It's Eccleston btw, not Ecclestone. Of course, true aficionados refer to him 'Chris Ecclescakes'.
                        And there I was making issue of 'Port Merion' and made a mistake like that

                        and over in the big black booth near the edge of the fairground, the last band is playing...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johneffay
                          Oh no! There goes my Doctor Who cred right out of the window. David will never take anything I write seriously ever again
                          'Sokay. Here's a list of other actors who didn't quite play the Doctor:

                          William Heartnull
                          Patrick Trouton
                          John Pertwe
                          Peter Davidson
                          Poor
                          McGann
                          David Tenant




                          _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                          _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                          _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                          _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                          • #14
                            Is it supposed to be a TV series or a movie? I read somewhere that they were trying to get Christopher Nolan to do a movie?
                            Batman: It's a low neighborhood, full of rumpots. They're used to curious sights, which they attribute to alcoholic delusions.

                            Robin: Gosh, drink is sure a filthy thing, isn't it? I'd rather be dead than unable to trust my own eyes!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by devilchicken
                              Is it supposed to be a TV series or a movie? I read somewhere that they were trying to get Christopher Nolan to do a movie?
                              As I mention above, Universal Pictures are supposed to be making a Prisoner movie with Chris Nolan (which probably means Christian Bale will be No. 6 ), but Granada are also supposed to be doing a TV remake (possibly with Chris Eccleston, possibly not) called - possibly - Number Six.
                              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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