Legendary Pictures has obtained the rights to Buck Rogers, the space hero par excellence: it will make a movie, a TV series from life and an anime series.
It has been dragging on for at least ten years new adaptation of the primal hero of space, Buck Rogers: finally the Legendary Pictures obtained the exploitation rights after a heated legal battle, setting up a films for theaters, but already thinking about an expansion of the franchise in the direction live tv series and in one anime series! A very current strategy, in times in which a 360 ° integration between the room, streaming and other channels. While waiting for the Legendary to continue with the recruitment of director, actors and screenwriters (it will produce the Angry Films of Transformers and Real Steel), we remember who was Buck Rogers, even forerunner of Flash Gordon.
Buck Rogers, the hero of the 25th century
Buck Rogers and his adventures were initially born as a story in the famous rivista pulp Amazing Stories: the year was 1928, the story “Armageddon 2419” by Philip Francis Nowlan. Buck’s popularity, however, exploded when he was transformed into the protagonist of one strip in 1929, created by the John F. Dille Co. Since then it has switched to audiovisuals several times, from 1939 film serial all tv series of 1950 and 1979 (the image above comes from the latter). Lately even Frank Miller had been interested in bringing it back to life on the big screen, which is significant of what it has marked the American imagination.
Buck Rogers is a US military aviation pilot: after being hibernated, he comes awakened in the XXV century, moreover endowed with incredible powers. Forerunner of modern superheroes (Superman will be born in 1938), Buck will have as nemesis a Mongol emperor who wanted to take over the entire Earth: alongside him in his adventures he will have the sensual Wilma Deering and the scientist Elias Huer.