Action Aeon Flux Reboot Series in The Works at MTV

Angelo Anderson
June 13, 2018

Aeon Flux is heading back to the small screen, as MTV has set a reboot of the 1990s animated series from former Teen Wolf showrunner and The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Hurd produced the 2005 live-action film featuring Charlize Theron in the titular role.

Aeon Flux is making a comeback.

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 show was created by animator Peter Chung, and is set in the year 7698, in the aftermath of a global environmental crisis that wiped out almost the entire planet, except for two border cities in what was previously referred to as Eastern Europe.

Aeon Flux takes place in the future, at a time when only two cities have survived a global disaster. In 1995, a season of ten half-hour episodes aired as a stand-alone series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, MTV will be changing the plot slightly.

In 2005, Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, and Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures banner teamed for an Aeon Flux feature film.

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. That film, which also starred Frances McDormand as Handler, Jonny Lee Miller as Oren Goodchild and Sophie Okenedo as Sithandra, earned just $25.8 million domestically and $52.3 million worldwide, from a $62 million budget. The movie holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9 percent.

Hopefully, this live-action TV series revival will have better luck. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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