When SFX reviewed Push, the 2009 film starring Chris Evans as a guy with telekinetic powers battling against other superdudes, we pondered that it seemed more like the pilot to a TV series than a proper movie (it was certainly very open ended).
Seems we were on the money.
Summit (The film company behind Twilight) and E1 Entertainment have announced that they're developing a TV series based on the film and are currently in talks with US broadcasters to find it a home.
Screenwriter David Hayter, who penned the blockbuster films Watchmen, The Scorpion King, X2 and X-Men, will script the series pilot. E1 and Dark Hero Studios, co-owned by Hayter and producing partner Benedict Carver, will jointly produce the series based on the screenplay created by David Bourla for Summit Entertainment. Hayter and Carver will be executive producers, along with E1’s Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss.
“The concept behind the Push feature film offers a broad and rich canvas on which to extend the storyline and characters introduced in the feature film,” saay Summit Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. “The project is also the perfect vehicle to initiate Summit’s plans of producing programming for the global television marketplace."
John Morayniss, CEO of E1 Television, adds, “This is one of those ‘perfect fit’ moments: David Hayter’s work on Watchmen gives him super-hero status on the sci-fi front, and instantly ensures that Push gets the right kind of attention.”
“I’m looking forward to translating the fantastic concept behind Push to the small screen,” says Hayter.