The cult classic History Channel series Ancient Aliens is making its way to the big screen. The Hollywood Reporter notes that Legendary will develop a film project based on the long-running docuseries.
Legendary has recently closed a deal with Counterbalance Entertainment, the team behind Cobra Kai, to direct and produce the feature project. Josh Heald will direct the film, while Luke Ryan will pen the script and serve as the executive producer.
There’s little information about the film at the time of reporting. According to Legendary, though, the story “will be a two-handed, globe-spanning adventure featuring ancient sites and artefacts, confronting the theories and questions raised by the popular docuseries.”
Ancient Aliens has over 200 episodes and is now in its 16th season. The series became a cult favorite for its meme-worthy content and alien conspiracy theories. The series is known for its pseudo-science and the idea that extra-terrestrial beings have visited the Earth during the early stages of the planet’s development. The series even launched AlienCon, a convention that brings in about 50,000 visitors a year since 2016.
There is no word if the show will have a comedic edge like Cobra Kai or if this will go an action-adventure route like Indiana Jones.