Mention the movie Waterworld, and you’ll immediately think of a production that was plagued with problems, difficulties and one massive budget that was apparently squandered on pumping sanity drugs into Dennis Hopper to keep him sedated enough to shoot his scenes.
What most people forget however, is that Waterworld was actually a pretty damn good film. It had a story that was ripe for exploration, but beyond a few terrible video games, that never happened. Until now that is, as Waterworld may resurface once again.
Forbes is reporting that the 1995 Kevin Kostner flick may return as a fully realized sequel film, for either big or small screen, which could lead to a TV series from SyFy based on the life aquatic of a planet earth that has been Noah bitch-slapped with high waters and no dry land.
And the reason why? Because ratings, that’s why you gill-necked outcasts! SyFy regularly shows the film on their channel, and when they do, the viewership numbers tend to be on the positive side.
Whether this has anything to do with the actual quality of the flick, or the infamous legends surrounding the production of it, no one knows, but clearly there’s some money to be made here.
And now that SyFy has a studi to make such projects, thanks to a partnership with Universal, they can pursue such a project. Syfy president told Forbes that the company wants to use that newfound wealth to make story-driven films with decent budgets, something that Waterworld became known as the exact opposite of.
But hey, there’s some good soil in that water-logged adventure, and it’d be great to see it return.
Last Updated: November 28, 2012