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Batty
06-30-2008, 08:06 PM
An AMC mini-series staring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen. I've been leery of a remake, but it's great that McKellen is playing Number Two. I really hope they get it right.

http://blogs.amctv.com/the-prisoner/2008/06/jim-caviezel-ian-mckellan-the-prisoner.php

RoboDad
07-01-2008, 12:21 AM
I hate to sound overly-pessimistic, but it doesn't sound like they will. Frankly, I don't see the point of even calling it The Prisoner, given that they aren't going to tell the same story, but instead just reuse a few of the themes. If you want to tell a story, then tell it, and let it stand or fall on its own merit. This feels a bit like coattail riding to me.

Plus, I have a hard time picturing Caviezel as McGoohan / Number Six. But then, my mind doesn't seem to want to picture anyone as Number Six but McGoohan. Do you think maybe they have gotten to me? ;)



I AM NOT A NUMBER, I AM A FREE MAN!

Darth Waller
07-01-2008, 05:26 AM
I've always wondered when someone would bring back The Prisoner. I'm curious as to how this will turn out.

Batty
07-01-2008, 08:26 AM
Plus, I have a hard time picturing Caviezel as McGoohan / Number Six. But then, my mind doesn't seem to want to picture anyone as Number Six but McGoohan. Do you think maybe they have gotten to me? ;)


I have to agree with you there. Talk about someone who was born to play a part! I'm sure Caviezel will do a fine job, but no one will ever be able to replace McGoohan.

Batty
09-02-2008, 09:45 AM
Here's the production blog (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-prisoner/) from AMC. I'm still staying optimistic.

There's also a viral site (http://www.seekthesix.com/) where you're assigned a number when you find all 6 photos with the number 6. I'm number 113432! :lol

wofford29
09-02-2008, 11:05 AM
Interesting. Christopher Nolan was supposedly making this into a movie for his next project. I guess they decided to make it a mini series instead.

barbelith
09-02-2008, 11:12 AM
I hope this is good, although I can't imagine in today's climate it will approach the scathing anarchic criticism of the original. I wonder if it will ditch the more surreal aspects in favor of oh-so-boring "gritty realism."

BeachBum
09-02-2008, 01:33 PM
I like Sir Ian, but McGoohan should be #2 this time around. THAT would get people's heads spinning.

I'm going to watch it, we'll see how it goes.

Ironman1188
09-20-2009, 12:47 PM
Apologies if this was posted, I didn't find it in a quick search.
Nov. 2009 AMC will be bringing back Number 6 in The Prisoner.
Jim Caviezel will be #6 and Ian McKellan will be #2.
http://www.impawards.com/tv/posters/prisonerA_ver3.jpg

wofford29
09-20-2009, 12:55 PM
I remember when Christopher Nolan was rumored to be making this. Who ended up on it?

Ironman1188
09-20-2009, 12:59 PM
Series Produced by
Trevor Hopkins .... producer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Keane .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Lance Samuels .... line producer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Bill Shephard .... co-producer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Christina Wayne .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 2009)
Michele Buck .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Damien Timmer .... executive producer (unknown episodes)

wofford29
09-20-2009, 01:03 PM
Oh it's going to be a tv series?

Ironman1188
09-20-2009, 01:04 PM
Just like the original. One can only dream it will be as good.

Batty
09-20-2009, 01:11 PM
I've been waiting for this for awhile. Here's the thread (http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36748&highlight=prisoner) I started that almost no one paid attention to. :lol

The Nolan remake is way on the back burner for now.

Darklord Dave
09-20-2009, 02:53 PM
I saw the panel at SDCC. Jim Cavesiel was there and a lot of the other cast and producers. I was excited about it until the panel. They set the entire thing in a desert and they showed extended clips which bored me to tears. I'll watch it, but I suspect I'll like it about as much as I like Mad Men. (Which is "not at all.")

El Skutto
09-22-2009, 04:44 AM
I like Sir Ian, but McGoohan should be #2 this time around. THAT would get people's heads spinning.

Particularly since he's dead. :(

-Super Hans-
04-18-2010, 01:33 PM
Anyone watch this last night?? Any good??

Karma
04-18-2010, 01:38 PM
i recorded it, will watch tomorrow

Batty
04-18-2010, 11:38 PM
It was a bit boring and I never really cared why he was there or what was going to happen to him. I thought Number 2's story line about his wife and son was interesting. But the best thing about it was the actress who played Lucy.

I'm still hoping Nolan does his version.

El Skutto
04-19-2010, 05:41 AM
It was a bit boring and I never really cared why he was there or what was going to happen to him. I thought Number 2's story line about his wife and son was interesting. But the best thing about it was the actress who played Lucy.

I'm still hoping Nolan does his version.

Agreed. There were some interesting and clever twists compared to the original series, but the whole thing left me feeling empty and unsatisfied. Particularly the reveal of the true nature of the Village - talk about a downer of an ending! :monkey2