How many rip-offs of “Marvel’s X-Men” can television take? If you thought NBC’s “Heroes“ was too much, or even the syndicated show “Mutant X,” check out “Push: The Series.” Remember the here today gone tomorrow movie with Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning starring as people with powers? The film fell prey to bad marketing last year, but had a decent concept, and now Summit Entertainment and E1 want to bring it to TV.
According to a recent press release, the pilot episode of “Push” will be scripted by David Hayter, who conveniently penned X-Men, X2: X-Men United, and Watchmen. The TV series will be the first step in Summit’s plan to expand into the global television market place, and they believe their partnership with E1 will ensure that it happens. The series will reportedly be an extension of the science-fiction thriller, centered on people with paranormal powers who band together to take down a corrupt government agency.
Too bad you won’t see Evans or Fanning make an appearance on the show, or will they? Who knows. I’m not sure if they’re planning on recasting the same characters from the film or starting off with a new group. The studio is currently in negotiations with several Stateside broadcasting company’s to find the show a home.
If NBC has “Heroes,” Fox has “Fringe” and “Human Target,” and ABC has “Flash Forward” and “V,” where will “Push” go? I think there’s a lot of sci-fi stuff on the air at the moment, but I think ABC would be it’s best bet followed by Fox. The real question is how many shows with this premise can audiences’ take? I was 100 percent down with “Heroes” when it first came out, and now I want it off my screen.
What do you think about Push becoming a TV series?