Showtime Developing Reboot of 1997 Cult Classic "Gattaca"

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The iconic science-fiction film "Gattaca" is getting a fresh update as a television series.

A reboot of the 1997 cult classic "Gattaca" is reportedly in the works at Showtime. Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa are spearheading the project. The talented duo is best known for their work on the critically acclaimed series Homeland. The series will be a fresh take on the beloved film.

The original "Gattaca," directed by Andrew Niccol, was set in a dystopian future where genetic engineering has created a society where individuals are judged and discriminated against based on their DNA. The story follows a man named Vincent, played by Ethan Hawke, who is born without the genetic enhancements his peers have received. Despite this, Vincent dreams of becoming an astronaut and infiltrates the Gattaca Corporation, a space exploration company, by posing as a genetically superior individual. Hawke starred alongside Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Xander Berkeley.

Despite its lackluster commercial performance upon release, with only $12.5 million in box office revenue, the film has since amassed a dedicated following and achieved cult classic status.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Gattaca reboot has been in development for some time. The TV series will probably explore the same themes of genetic engineering and discrimination but with a contemporary twist. According to Deadline, the series will take place a generation after the film, when genetic engineering has become even more advanced.

Fans of the original film will no doubt be excited to see how the new series tackles these themes in a modern context. Viewers can expect a complex and thought-provoking story that will challenge their beliefs about what it means to be human.

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