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Updated! Edgar speaks!
Fox & McG Developing
Americanized (Mc)SPACED!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It's not much, but Edgar Wright commented on the news of a US Spaced via his Myspace page... and I don't think it bodes very well:

The interesting part of that is, no-one has been in touch with me at all. Haven't deigned to get in contact. So my involvement is indeed very unclear. P.S. I can confirm too, that Simon was never contacted either. I don't really want to get involved at all, but it infuriates me that they would a) never bother to get in touch but still b) splash me and Simon's names all over the trade announcements and infer that we're involved in the same way Ricky & Steve were with The Office. Also, it's worth stressing that I will not be profiting from this reversion, nor do they have to get permission from me to make it. One more thing... I'm calling for everyone to refer to the U.S. version of Spaced as "McSpaced" from now on. I can't think of a better distillation of the whole idea.

If it wasn't an iffy idea in the first place, this only cements the iffiness and the fact that the studios are just looking at this in their typical way. "The Office was a funny show and now it's a hit here. Let's do that with another show that was funny and popular in England..."

I am – Hercules!! Fox is developing an American version of “Spaced,” a ‘90s British sitcom about a young man and young woman who pose as a couple in order to rent a cheap apartment. The U.K. version was directed by Edgar Wright and co-written by Simon Pegg, who also starred. The same team went on to create the movies “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” Adam Barr (“Will & Grace,” “Desperate Housewives”) is writing the American version. McG (“The OC,” “Chuck”) is executive producer. Read all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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