It is the original producer of the film, John Davis, who is behind this television project, which is expected to be released on a streaming platform.
It is one of the most famous shipwrecks in the history of cinema. And yet, Waterworld could be saved from the waters by television. The film’s original producer, John Davis, is preparing a spin-off TV series Waterworld, a straightforward sequel, which would see where the characters in the feature film are, 20 years later.
In this interview with Collider, David says the project is currently in development at Universal Television and that a streaming platform is expected to air the series eventually. He refuses to say which platform, but we know that Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) should realize.
Waterworld with Kevin Costner: the story of a monstrous and magnificent shipwreck
let’s remember that Waterworld takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the planet is almost completely covered with water due to global warming. Kevin Costner played a mysterious wanderer known as The Mariner, opposite Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Dennis Hopper. Most expensive film ever made at the time, Waterworld only gleaned $ 260 million worldwide from the Box Office.
It would be surprising to see Kevin costner reprise the role that practically ruined his career. No showrunner or actor is yet attached to the series Waterworld : “We are talking with people, but no one is signed yet. Dan is attached to the project, we are working on the story at the moment, we are discussing with different authors. And we should have a screenwriter signed in the next two weeks … “