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Legendary and ‘Night Manager’ Writer to Develop Revamp of UK Classic ‘Quatermass’

Hammer Films famed sci-fi series is regarded as the precursor to ”Doctor Who“

Legendary Pictures announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Hammer Films on a new adaptation of the classic British sci-fi series “Quatermass,” with “The Night Manager” writer David Farr attached to write the script.

Professor Bernard Quatermass is a fictional rocket scientist originally created by writer Nigel Kneale who, as a pioneering force of the British space program, encounters terrifying extra-terrestrial lifeforms and must draw from science to save humanity. The character has appeared in movies, TV shows, books and radio dramas over the decades, most famously in a hit 1950s BBC series that is regarded as the precursor to “Doctor Who.”

Hammer Films, which has produced several “Quatermass” films in the past, will produce th film with Simon Oakes representing the studio and Jon Silk and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing for Legendary. Farr is represented in the US by UTA and in the UK by Curtis Brown Group.