A number of well-liked TV reveals from the 80s and 90s have been adapted as feature films in recent times. Now, it seems cult favourite truly has a theatrical script already written. Over the weekend, Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula and present creator Donald P. Bellisario acquired collectively for a comic-con panel, the place they have been requested what the potential of a reboot was. Because it seems, the chances are fairly respectable as Bellisario has already written a script. Based on him…
I simply completed writing a Quantum Leap function. I do not know what is going on to occur with it, however I did write it. … I write issues precisely the identical manner. I simply begin writing and I allow them to take me wherever it’ll take me. I am entertained the identical manner the viewers is. So I simply put Scott and Dean [Stockwell] in my head, sort of rebooted them, and went from there.
Followers of Quantum Leap ought to most likely calm down just a little bit as plainly, whereas the script exists, there aren’t any explicit plans to do something with it. Nevertheless, Donald P. Bellisario advised L.A. Comedian-Con (by way of Entertainment Weekley) that the undertaking is outwardly some type of reboot of the idea. What’s probably attention-grabbing, is that Bellisario says that he began the idea with authentic stars Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in his head. Whereas any reboot would nearly actually star different actors, it appears the originals could have acted as a type of template for the brand new concepts.
Quantum Leap ran from 1989 to 1993 and starred Scott Bakula as a scientist named Sam Beckett who theorizes that point journey inside one’s personal lifetime is feasible. He succeeds, however in doing so truly “leaps” into the lifetime of one other particular person, and is unable to return. In every episode Sam wanted to alter some factor of the previous with the intention to make life higher for the particular person whose life he was inhabiting, solely then would he leap out and into the lifetime of anyone else, regularly making an attempt to finally leap again into his personal life. The sequence had a passionate fan base, however not a very giant one, resulting in its cancellation after 5 seasons.
As a member of that passionate fan base, I would actually like to see one thing new from the world of Quantum Leap, although the premise actually lent itself to an episodic TV sequence higher than it might appear to work as a function movie, except anyone decides to go together with a full franchise idea. Though that will most likely be a tricky promote for a present with a restricted built-in fan base. We’ll actually be preserving our eyes on a possible Quantum Leap film, keep tuned to CinemaBlend for extra information on this if and when it occurs.