We are moving forward and there is good news to share.
At San Diego's latest Comic-Con I was privileged to be sitting with my dear
pal Marc Singer to announce the August 27th release of...
V The Original Miniseries -- in Blu-ray
Warner Archive did a meticulous 2K scan of my original material and has
created a sterling Blu-ray -- with four times the pixels of the 2001 DVD.
The visuals are crystal clear and the five-channel sound track is stunning.
Marc and I enjoyed sharing stories about making the original. Of course
many among our huge audience at the Con asked about progress on V
You may recall that last year the new Desilu Studios signed a contract with
us to fund and produce the V Movie Franchise Trilogy. They made a big
press announcement and gave us a sizable down payment.
I and my solid producing partners John Hermansen, Barry Opper, Ken W.
Johnson (no kidding, but no relation) had begun location scouting,
commissioning concept art, organizing our production team and starting
the complex pre-visualizations for the first of the trilogy: V The Movie.
Six months in we were blindsided and badly stung when Desilu Studios
was exposed as sham operation. We were not alone. Read the full story in
The Hollywood Reporter.
But our time had not been wasted. It had been used wisely. Much physical
progress has been made with film commissions in several states. And our
audience at Comic-Con got a sneak peek at some of the startling concept
art plus one of our pre-viz shots where the camera sweeps upward
revealing the vast expanse and depth of a vast, mile-wide landing bay
inside the Visitor Flagship.
They saw that V was no longer restricted by the confines of a TV screen or
tight budget. It had clearly evolved into a big-screen, theatrical event.
And we delivered more news...a new producing partner has joined our
team: ace veteran filmmaker Ted Field, who has over 40 movies to his
credit from Three Men and a Baby to The Last Samurai, from the Vin Diesel
Riddick Trilogy to the Jumanji Trilogy.
The fact that the new Blu-ray became the Amazon Number 1 Bestseller in
less than a week has totally startled Warner Archive and is another great
selling point for us.
V is both timeless and particularly timely at this moment in our country's
history -- and the world's.
Rest assured that we are on the case.