This series is just the latest MTV show from the past to be revived for a reboot, with the network now developing revivals of Jersey Shore, Yo MTV Raps, Total Request Live and The Real World.
With that said, is Aeon Flux a reboot you would like to invest in, or is it one reboot too many? The formerly-music-minded cabler has tapped familiar talent in Jeff Davis to write the script and serve as executive producer.More news: Saudis Announce Start of Attack on Key Yemen Aid Port
The original MTV animated Aeon Flux show, created by animator Peter Chung, first debuted in 1991 as a six-part series of shorts. Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, weird 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 show returned in 1992 with five episodes, and then again in 1995 as a 10-episode, half-hour series.
The inventive assassin thriller ran for three animated seasons on MTV back in the early to mid 1990s, eventually getting a film adaptation starring Theron and Frances McDormand in 2005. The movie has a miserable 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and couldn't even make back its $62 million budget at the box office. 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. But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf. The chaotic anarchic visuals failed to translate onscreen in the 2005 film, and its mistakes could easily be replicated in the upcoming series, should it not brandish a razor-sharp focus on its aesthetics and madcap characters.More news: Syria strikes kill 15 civilians after militant attack - monitor
Industry insiders have indicated that MTV is preparing to open a studio to "help further monetize its library" as its parent company Viacom breathes new life into its brands.More news: Amazon halts new construction; Seattle backs down on business tax