MTV Developing Aeon Flux Live-Action Reboot

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The Hollywood Reporter says the live-action reboot will be written and produced by Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis. This time around, it'll be all about the police state, "biohacking", and superheroics as the heroine becomes the legendary Aeon Flux. Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, freakish futuristic architecture, zero dialogue, and ending every short by killing the protagonist in some brutal way, was unlike anything that was on the air before or largely since, and, after Charlize Theron and director Karyn Kusama tried to make it a film franchise in 2005, the cartoon is coming back to live action. The interesting news is that Aeon Flux's sci-fi dystopian weirdness based on Peter Chung's animated short series is coming back to MTV, where it originally aired - this time as a live-action series. The cult series first aired on MTV as an experimental animated series in 1991, and was later adapted into a 2005 feature film starring Charlize Theron. The live action film starred Theron, Frances McDormand and Marton Csokas, and was directed by Karyn Kusama. The show was created by animator Peter Chung, and is set in the year 7698, in the aftermath of a global environmental crisis that wiped out almost the entire planet, except for two border cities in what was previously referred to as Eastern Europe.

Sadly, the Aeon Flux movie was a disaster, both critically and at the box office. It wasn't until 1995 that a ten-episode half hour long animated series was released. The film grossed $52.3 million globally, falling short of its $62 million production budget.

Speaking of live-action, it turns out that Aeon Flux is going to be revived for a live-action TV series! Davis also wrote a new version of War of the Worlds in 2016, that is said to be still in contention for a series order at MTV, and he's also working on a brand new incarnation of Teen Wolf for MTV, which is said to be a new anthology series that could potentially bring back characters from the original show. The first few seasons of Teen Wolf were actually quite good, and set up the supernatural series to be this generation's answer to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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