Aeon Flux Gets A Reboot (Again)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aeon Flux is in for another reboot, this time at MTV. Jeff Davis, the showrunner behind the recent MTV reboot of Teen Wolf, is backing this reboot as well as writing the script. Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer for The Walking Dead, will also be executive-producing this reboot. This one will be a live-action television show.
Aeon Flux was originally an MTV animated show which aired for three seasons in 1991, 1992, and 1995. The concept behind the show is an assassin becoming the hero Aeon Flux by teaming up with biohacking rebels. In 2005, the concept got a reboot as a thoroughly unsuccessful live-action movie starring Charlize Theron. Gale Anne Hurd was also part of the group behind that film. This may lead to some concern from fans, since the first reboot was not well received. It also begs the question, “Can live-action reboots of animated properties be good?” Previous attempts at changing mediums seem to indicate that the answer is no. Will MTV break that curse with their new reboot?
MTV, and their sibling channel Paramount Network, has had a notable fascination with reboots recently. The most notorious of these is the controversial Heathers reboot. Said reboot had minorities as the villainous title characters and was canceled before it aired, due to the controversies around gun control. Other reboots include the aforementioned Teen Wolf reboot, Fear Factor, and Jersey Shore. Sooner or later, it’s likely that people will get thoroughly sick of reboots. Can Viacom put and keep (thinking of you Sweet/Vicious) new material on the air, or will they be subsisting on reboots until the end of time?
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