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January 16, 2009

Jericho the movie?



News of a Jericho movie being developed (via SciFiWire)

Jon Turteltaub, one of the executive producers of CBS' defunct Jericho, told iF Magazine that he and his partners are developing a feature-film version of the post-apocalyptic series. "We're developing a feature for Jericho," Turteltaub told the magazine. "It would not require you to have seen the TV show, but it get into life after an event like this on a national scale. It would be the bigger, full on American version of what's going on beyond the town in Jericho."

So basically, take all the good stuff about Jericho and get rid of it? So annoying. Why with SF films does everyone automatically think bigger is better? When it's clearly not true. The best thing about Jericho was the soap opera aspect to it, following a small town in a post-nuclear apocalypse, following the characters. Imagining what it would be like. The larger, nationwide conspiracy, which came to the fore in season two didn't work as well, because it moved the focus away from the characters and their lives.

If I was the production team I'd just package the whole show into some nice collectors edition, Blu-Ray maybe, add loads of extras, maybe sell it with a book with nice pictures of filiming and concept art. And then let go.
 

8 Comments

Jericho movie in the works!

Thanks for the great news

I think we can trust Jon T to do Jericho right.

Star Trek move over... :)

Looking at the quality of Jericho, and the quality of Jon's past work, I think they will do a good job on this one.

Yes, Jon will do it up right, he is great. But I do like the Jericho Series too, still rewatching on Sunday nights on the CW network.

The Jericho movie will be awesome and well received by the public, season 3 is a must.

Mikey Likes Jericho Movie!

Thanks for the article, Jericho my favorite show!

What a Shame CBS selling nuts to put back Jericho and a little more they were going to ask us to make donation for them. Since they stop the season of Jericho I stopped watching CBS this is the only way that they understand. Peoples have to know that it’s us who decide what we like not CBS.
At the place of the creator of the series I will move Jericho from CBS to FOX.
Sam.Montreal

What a Shame CBS selling nuts to put back Jericho and a little more they were going to ask us to make donation for them. Since they stop the season of Jericho I stopped watching CBS this is the only way that they understand. Peoples have to know that it’s us who decide what we like not CBS.
At the place of the creator of the series I will move Jericho from CBS to FOX.
Sam.Montreal