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Is Eleventh Hour The New X-Files?

This morning, Variety is reporting that CBS is doling out between $25 and $30 million for a Jerry Bruckheimer produced U.S. version of the UK’s Eleventh Hour miniseries from back in 1994.  That includes a whopping $4 million for a pilot.

What’s the fuss all about?  Well, first off, Bruckheimer produced the hit CSI, CBS’s most serious cash cow.  He often does TV and movies right.

But Eleventh Hour "aired as a four-part miniseries in Blighty last year, with Patrick Stewart
starring. Thesp played Professor Alan Hood, who’s called in by the
government to investigate mysterious cases that involve matters of
science — from cloning to global warming. U.S. adaptation is said to
have a tone similar to The X-Files." 

I always thought what made the X-FIles work well in those first three seasons that were oh-so-good was a feeling of paranoid terror mixed with occasional horror.  Hopefully, the same will be the case with Eleventh Hour: beyond sci-fi, it should have terror as its base. Has anyone out there seen the DVD of the miniseries? Do you think they’ll tap Stewart to star in the series? 

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