MTV is headed back to the 1990s, and into the distant future, with a live-action reboot of cult sci-fi animated series Aeon Flux.
Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis is set to write and executive produce the series, alongside The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd, who produced the 2005 live-action film starring Charlize Theron.
Created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux debuted in 1991 as a series of animated shorts on MTV Liquid Television before spinning off in 1995 as its own standalone series. Set in the year 7698, following an environmental disaster that killed much of the world's population, the series followed its amoral, and acrobatic, title character, a secret agent for the nation of Monica who's particularly skilled at acrobatics ... and assassination. Aeon Flux was typically tasked with infiltrating the neighboring country of Bregna, led by her enemy (and sometimes-lover) Trevor Goodchild.
The 2005 live-action film, in which Theron was joined by Jonny Lee Miller and Frances McDormand, was a critical and commercial failure, earning just $52.3 million worldwide on an estimated production budget of $65 million. The movie holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 9 percent.
The live-action reboot will reportedly center on Aeon Flux as a young assassin who partners with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)