The Visitors are returning, with Kenneth Johnson, creator of the cult 80s sci-fi series V, revealing that a big budget cinematic trilogy is in development at Desilu Studios.
“We are delighted to team up with Desilu to bring the timeless – and timely – story of resistance against tyranny into the 21st Century,” said Johnson. “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned.”
Just as he did with 1983’s V: The Original Miniseries, Johnson is set to write and direct the movie(s), as well as producing with John Hernansen (Gray Matters) and Barry Opper (Critters).
V revolves around mankind’s last stand against a race of human-like aliens who arrive on Earth claiming to have benevolent intentions, but are revealed to be carnivorous reptilian creatures intent on taking over the planet.
The original miniseries was followed by V: The Final Battle in 1984, and a 19-episode series which ran between 1984 and 1985. The series was rebooted in 2009, running for two seasons on ABC.