More details about the planned movie version of Britain's Primeval have come out, and it's being described as Jurassic Park meets Lost. As imagined by Akiva Goldsman (I, Robot, Fringe, Batman And Robin). Yay?
According to Variety, Warner Bros. has officially purchased the Primeval screen rights in a "high-six-figure deal," and Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster are set up to produce, along with Emily Cummins. Goldsman is planning to hire a writer to draft the script, which will transplant the action of the film from the U.K. to the U.S.
And the U.S. version will ramp up the action, probably thanks to an amped-up effects budget. Says Foster:
There is a solid mythology to the series, but the movie has the dinosaur element of ‘Jurassic Park' and the time travel element of ‘Lost,' and it just feels like the kind of big movie that Warner Bros. does well.
While the big-screen production is clearly a ways away still, the new season of Primeval begins airing on BBC America tomorrow, May 16 at 9 ET (8 Central).
Warners follows 'Primeval' urge [Variety.com]