Aeon Flux Live-Action TV Reboot Series Happening at MTV

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The Walking Dead's Ann Gale Hurd is set to produce the series, and many will also know Hurd from also producing the 2005 big-screen adaption starring Charlize Theron.

According to the putlet, the reboot will take its cues from the original series and be set in a future dystopian state and revolves around a young assassin who teams with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity as she becomes the hero known as Aeon Flux. Hurd was also a producer for the 2005 Aeon Flux film adaptation.

Aeon Flux was initially a series of shorts from Peter Chung that aired in 1991 and 1992.

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.

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Aeon Flux started out as as a series of six experimental animated shorts that aired during MTV's "Liquid Television" animation showcase in 1991. The series grew a cult following, and returned to TV a year later with five short-form episodes and again in 1995 as a 10-episode half-hour animated series. Produced by MTV Films and directed by Karyn Kusama, the film had an impressive cast that included Theron and Frances McDormand, but couldn't eke out either a critical or commercial victory. However, the film was a forgettable affair that bombed at the box office (it earened $52.3 million worldwide, against a $62 million budget, ) and was excoriated by critics, notably creator Peter Chung, who called the film "a travesty".

The live-action TV series looks to follow similar plot details.

The project marks a return to MTV for Davis, who created and served as showrunner on Teen Wolf, which ran for six seasons and was the highest-rated scripted series in network history.

I'm happy to see that MTV is going back to its roots with Aeon Flux in a way, and I hope this opens up the door for a return of other Liquid Television segments. Is this a good move by MTV, or are they setting themselves up for failure?

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