Published at: Nov. 11, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
“Hawaii Five-0” continues to win its timslot, and I’m guessing this has emboldened CBS to commission longtime “Star Trek” writer-producer Ron Moore to co-write a pilot for a remake of “The Wild Wild West,” another CBS staple launched in the 1960s.
The original “West” combined two elements of “Mad Men”-era zeitgeist – James Bond and the TV western.
“West” was an awesome series. Central character James West was a late 19th century Secret Service agent who investigated out-West uncanny on behalf of U.S. president U.S. Grant. His partner was master-of-disguise Artemis Gordon. The agents employed and encountered all manner of anachronistic technology. I think the kids today call it steam punk. And, as with "Hawaii Five-0," its theme song rocked.
“Men In Black” boys Barry Sonnenfeld and Will Smith created an unworthy big-budget 1999 movie version.
Moore, of course, was behind one of the most creatively successful TV reboots ever, the 21st century version of "Battlestar Galactica."
He also just sold a Coast Guard action-adventure pitch “The McCulloch” to NBC.
Find all of Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.