Another historical character in the modern world. Next up: A reboot of The West Wing
starring Thomas Jefferson.
There's nothing new about transposing period literary figures into more modern eras. .
Indeed. Holmes and Watson were transposed into the modern era at least as early as the old 1940s films with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. (Remember Holmes tracking down Nazi spies?) And, of course, there's the assorted variations on The Seven Samurai
, set during the wild west, in outer space, etc.
Heck, The Fugitive
tv show was basically Les Miserables
transposed to contemporary America, complete with a thinly-disguised version of Inspector Javert (renamed "Gerard").
The more things change . . . .