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There is a new Waterworld sequel show in development

Producer John Davis is returning to Waterworld as he is developing a new streaming series that has Dan Trachtenberg attached to direct.

Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader’s original 1986 screenplay and stars Kevin Costner, who also produced it with Charles Gordon and John Davis. It was distributed by Universal Pictures.

The setting of the film is in the distant future. The polar ice cap has completely melted, and the sea level has risen over 7,600 m (25,000 ft), covering nearly all of the land. The plot of the film centers on an otherwise nameless antihero, “The Mariner”, a drifter who sails the Earth in his trimaran.

The original film was famous for being one of the most expensive films at the time and was plagued with production problems. It didn’t make its budget back at the box office, but eventually did through home video.

“We’re going to do the streaming version of that movie, the continuation of that movie,” said Davis while talking to Collider.

The show will be following the events of the film and be set 20 years after.

“The only movie that I went back recently, that we made and rewatched and I was surprised at how well it held up, is Waterworld,” said Davis. “For many, many years I didn’t really want to see it because I thought the movie didn’t work, it wasn’t what the script was, it was not as good as the script, it had its production problems. And then I went back and saw it again, and it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, this movie ages great with time.'”

“We’re not 100% sure on the approach to the show. But definitely, we’re in the building stages right now,” added John Fox, who is the producing partner of Davis. “We’re talking to folks, but nobody locked in yet,” said Fox. “Dan’s attached, we’re breaking the story now and we’re talking to a few different writers. And we should have a writer locked in, I would think, over the next couple of weeks.”

Trachtenberg directed 10 Cloverfield Lane and also the pilot episode of The Boys. He is currently working on a new Predator movie called Skull, which is apparently going to be a prequel film focussing on the first Predator to hit Earth. It has also said to be similar to The Revenant movie.

I am definitely up for a return to Waterworld. How about you?

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