UFO goes to the big screen

The retro British science fiction series UFO will be adapted for a feature film, with Robert Evans and ITV Global partnering for the project, Variety reported. Henri M Kessler and Avi Haas will produce alongside Evans for the film, which will be set in the year 2020 and aims to establish a new franchise for … Continued

gabrielle-drake-gay-ellis-ufoThe retro British science fiction series UFO will be adapted for a feature film, with Robert Evans and ITV Global partnering for the project, Variety reported.

Henri M Kessler and Avi Haas will produce alongside Evans for the film, which will be set in the year 2020 and aims to establish a new franchise for the property.

UFO was originally created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet), airing in 1970 and running for 26 episodes. The plot focused around a secret organisation dedicated to stopping the abduction and mutilation of humans by extraterrestrials. The clandestine society was named Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation (SHADO), and based under an English film studio. The series starred Ed Bishop, Michael Billington and George Sewell.