Thursday, September 18, 2008
ABC Plans To 'Flash Forward'
It appears that ABC may be close to ordering a new science fiction pilot that was originally being developed for HBO. ABC envisions it as a companion to Lost.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC may order a pilot for Flash Forward, a proposed series by filmmaker David S. Goyer (Blade) and television producer Brannon Braga (Star Trek).
The pilot is based on Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer's novel, which was first published in 1999. The book chronicles the chaos that occurs after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds, and has a mysterious vision 21 years in the future that changes lives forever.
The creative team first met on the CBS series Threshold. This time around, Goyer will direct the pilot and executive-produce with Braga, Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Vince Gerardis and Ralph M. Vicinanza.