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Old January 28 2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

The CW has given a greenlight to its updated take on "La Femme Nikita."

Also Wednesday, the Dub netlet picked up a drama pilot from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.


With its titled shortened to just "Nikita," the new take follows what happens when the original Nikita goes rogue -- and a replacement is brought in.

Craig Silverstein is writing and exec producing "Nikita," which comes from Warner Bros. TV and McG's Wonderland label. McG and Wonderland's Peter Johnson are exec producing.

Danny Cannon, who directed the "CSI" and "CSI: New York" pilots, is on board to helm "Nikita."
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... adapted in 1997 for the U.S./Canadian co-production "La Femme Nikita," adapted for TV by Joel Surnow and starring Peta Wilson. USA Network ran the show for five seasons, from 1997 to 2001.
CW greenlights 'Nikita' remake
Michael Schneider - 1/27/10 1:00pm
http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

Another strong female lead for CW network. Too bad they didn't have Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles....
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Old January 28 2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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I will watch the first episode and see where it goes...I think Mutant X would work great in a primetime setting with those type of directors & producers.
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Old January 28 2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

I guess Hollywood's unoriginality has reached the point of no return.

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Old January 28 2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

I don't know if this is actually a "remake". The description makes it sound more like a "next generation" revival or even a sequel. I'm hoping they get Peta Wilson back to play the original Nikita (one one that's "gone rogue"). If they do, this might make it more Season 6 than a do-over.

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Old January 28 2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

MeanJoePhaser wrote: View Post
I guess Hollywood's unoriginality has reached the point of no return.

What is it about a follow up to a television version of a French film that was also remade as an American film that you find so unoriginal ?
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Old January 28 2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

Wow! The remake of a remake!
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Old January 28 2010, 07:13 PM   #7
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Wow! The remake of a remake!
Which was already remade!
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Old January 28 2010, 07:22 PM   #8
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I've never seen any of les femmes Nikita. I feel deprived! Still, yet another remake?
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Old January 29 2010, 04:45 PM   #9
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

I dunno do we really need a new Nikita? I mean this just smells of a half season wonder that will be released on dvd as "the entire series" for $19.95 by Christmas.
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Old January 29 2010, 08:47 PM   #10
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Wow! The remake of a remake!
Which was already remade!
Good Lord, I had forgotten Codename Nina!
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Old January 29 2010, 09:00 PM   #11
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Is this going to take place in high school?
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Old January 30 2010, 04:32 AM   #12
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I guess Hollywood's unoriginality has reached the point of no return.

Yup. This pilot season is the worst I've ever seen.

Maybe I should ask the mods to boot my thread over here. There really isn't much sf/f to discuss...sadly.
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Old January 30 2010, 06:42 PM   #13
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I dunno do we really need a new Nikita? I mean this just smells of a half season wonder that will be released on dvd as "the entire series" for $19.95 by Christmas.
Actually I don't see why they couldn't in fact just produce a mini-series and do just that. Everyone seems to want to create series that they hope run for 5 years at 22 episodes a pop, when in fact if they did a 6-hour mini-series of this, then they could tell a strong story and then be done with it. Works for Britain. And in fact even though it was technically the show's third season, the huge success of Torchwood: Children of Earth, all 5 hours of it, shows you don't even need a dozen episodes to make an impact.

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Old January 30 2010, 07:28 PM   #14
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Re: CW is making a pilot for remake of "La Femme Nikita"

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I dunno do we really need a new Nikita? I mean this just smells of a half season wonder that will be released on dvd as "the entire series" for $19.95 by Christmas.
Actually I don't see why they couldn't in fact just produce a mini-series and do just that. Everyone seems to want to create series that they hope run for 5 years at 22 episodes a pop, when in fact if they did a 6-hour mini-series of this, then they could tell a strong story and then be done with it. Works for Britain.
Screw Britain. How would a 6-hour miniseries help a network like the CW, which has to deliver at least 10 hours of primetime programming per week? This season we saw what happened when a network (NBC) thought they had a better way of programming for primetime. It's better not to fuck with the formula.
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Old January 30 2010, 07:32 PM   #15
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This is frightening news. I love La Femme Nikita in all it's melodramatic and fun, often hokey glory. I don't see this remake/continuation going well at all.
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