The wettest movie ever filmed is, appropriately, headed for streaming: A TV series follow-up to the 1995 Kevin Costner film Waterworld is in the works from original producer John Davis.
The new series would catch up with the movie’s characters 20 years later, Davis tells Collider, adding that it’s currently in development at Universal Television and has found a streaming outlet, though he declined to reveal which outlet. Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) is attached to direct.
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The original Waterworld film was set in a post-apocalyptic future where the planet is almost entirely covered in water due to global warming. Costner starred as a mysterious drifter known as The Mariner, with a cast that included Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino and Dennis Hopper. Plagued by bad press during filming — it was the most expensive movie ever made at the time — Waterworld opened to lukewarm reviews and tepid box office.
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