Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

MTV Developing Live-Action Reboot of Aeon Flux

MTV Developing Live-Action Reboot of Aeon Flux

Jeff Davis, the showrunner of MTV's Teen Wolf, is attached to write the series' script and will executive produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd.

The live-action reboot will reportedly center on Aeon Flux as a young assassin who partners with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity.

No, Charlize Theron's not returning as Aeon Flux.

MTV, as it would eventually do for fellow Liquid Television-grown Beavis And Butt-Head, gave Aeon Flux its own series after its initial six segments, with five short episodes serving as "season 2, ' followed by a 10-episode run of half-hour episodes in 1995 ('season 3"). The interesting news is that Aeon Flux's sci-fi dystopian weirdness based on Peter Chung's animated short series is coming back to MTV, where it originally aired - this time as a live-action series.

The 2005 feature starring Theron and co-starring Frances McDormand and produced by MTV Films, did not fare well either critically or financially, earning just $52.3 million worldwide.

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That said, it's very much of its time, and it'll be a challenge to reboot this in a way that's faithful to Chung's original approach.

The outlet reports that the series will take cues from the animated show. The animated Aeon Flux series was well liked by critics and fans, and Davis' Teen Wolf was widely beloved by MTV audiences throughout its six season run on the cable network.

There is no indication yet as to whether or not original series creator Peter Chung, who went on to work on The Animatrix and Rugrats, will be involved in this live-action reboot, or if any of the creative team from the live-action reboot will return, such as director Karyn Kusama and writers Phil Hay and Matt Mandredi.

Industry insiders have indicated that MTV is preparing to open a studio to "help further monetize its library" as its parent company Viacom breathes new life into its brands. We'll find out as MTV moves forward on the show.

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