Gil Gerard: ‘Buck Rogers’ reboot is dead
“Buck Rogers Begins” was set to be an origin story as laid out in the comics, explaining how Lucas ‘Buck’ Rogers was propelled from World War I, into a future Earth in the 25th Century. Gerard and Gray were set to play Buck’s parents and Bobby Rice will be Buck.
“My daughter was set to be Buck’s girlfriend”, Erin Gray referencing her daughter Samantha portraying Madison Gale.
“The story begins in the early 1900s, pre-World War I and then continues to the modern time to remake the series”, Gray continued.
Gray cited “lack of funding” and “production savvy” as reasons the project fell apart. Gil Gerard wasn’t as kind:
“It’s done. Done. It’s the victim of incompetence.”
His harsh words continued stating that “The trailer is all to show of it. I don’t hold any hope for it.”
This is a long way from Gerard’s original comments when the project began: “This is the story I wish we had been able to tell.”
Buck Rogers appears to be stuck on the sideline as Hollywood cranks out superhero and sci-fi adaptations for newer audiences.
About the author – Brandon Jones
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