This press release went seriously under the radar yesterday, so I thought it would be worthwhile sharing for all the V fans out there. This has been a long time coming.
Desilu Studios to Bring “V The Movie” to the Big Screen
Los Angeles, February 6, 2018:
Desilu Studios, Inc announced today that it will bring the long-awaited
sci-fi feature film “V The Movie”, a big-budget treatment of the highly
successful, critically-acclaimed 80’s miniseries to movie screens worldwide.
The film will be written and directed by the original’s creator, Kenneth
Johnson and produced by John Hermansen, Barry Opper and Johnson.
“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless — and
timely — story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,”
Johnson said. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell
the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
“Desilu was revolutionary in its time and as the saying goes, everything
old is new again” said maverick businessman Charles B. Hensley who
acquired the Desilu brand with a vision of reimagining Desilu into a global
entertainment and commercial empire. Hensley continued,”Coming
from the consumer products space, it makes sense for the company’s
trajectory and shareholders to focus on film and television properties with
high merchandising and licensing potential such as
V The Movie Franchise.”
“Identifying and driving valuable allied profit centers, maximizing
income potential for each property is our ideal content model,” added
Michael Mann, Exec VP Business Development.
The highly sought-after project was brought to Desilu by development
executive Sean Stone. “V is a multi-billion dollar film franchise and
merchandising juggernaut” said Desilu Exec VP Steven Posen, adding,
“we couldn’t be more excited and honored to bring this film to the millions
of devoted fans worldwide.”
“It’s no small irony that the new Desilu will be building on the sci-fi
tradition with ‘V’, considering Desilu was the original studio
responsible for ‘Star Trek!’” added Stone.