'Quantum Leap' Movie Will Attempt Leaping Sans Bakula

August 12, 2010

Think Quantum Leap is, by its very nature, too definitively episodic to ever make the A-Team-style jump to modern cinemas? Yeah, you're probably right, but that's not going to stop anyone from giving it a shot. According to Leap star Scott Bakula, creator Don Bellisario is working with a "big time Hollywood producer" (the same "big time Hollywood producer" who scams all those Podunk country families, perhaps?) to bring the '80s/'90s sci-fi series--which, now that I think about it, really should have become America's Doctor Who, am I right?--to screens with an all-new younger cast. Which I guess means most of the leaps will occur after the Reagan administration.

Star Trek Enterprise Captain reportedly told Comic Con attendees:

The good news is that Don [Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario] is working on the film script and has a big time Hollywood producer who wants to do it ... It's about time. But what I always thought would happen, happened ... [that he's now too old for the role]. But Dean [Stockwell, who played Al] and I will have a part in it somehow.

Don did say that as he was writing, he told me he was having trouble, 'getting you and Dean out of my head.' But I know he will do it.

Oh, boy.

(Thanks, Filezilla da FTP)

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