Sigourney Weaver has provided an update on Galaxy Quest 2, saying in a new interview that work is now underway to revive the franchise as a TV series. Speaking to Collider, Weaver said the producers were “in the middle of reviving it” when star Alan Rickman passed away, and now plans are in motion to start up again, but don’t get too excited just yet.
Weaver, who played Tawny Madison in the 1999 original movie, said Galaxy Quest 1 writer Bob Gordon had finished a script for a sequel that would have been edgier than the first movie. Weaver remarked that DreamWorks cut some of the “wittiest” scenes from the first movie, so Gordon didn’t want to work with the film studio on the sequel.
Gordon brought his ideas to Amazon, which was prepared to make a Galaxy Quest TV series until Rickman’s passing. “We lost the wonderful Alan [Rickman] unexpectedly, so that was put in mothballs, but I think they are finally now reviving it,” Weaver said.
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