Virtually ten years in the past, Mr. Robotic creator Sam Esmail started work on a ardour challenge of his. Deliver Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi masterpiece, Metropolis, again to life as a long-form tv sequence. It was a dream that was very near changing into a actuality with Apple TV+ on the brink of begin manufacturing later this 12 months. Nonetheless, as a result of author’s strike, the challenge has been completely shut down.
Deadline reported the information, which was confirmed by the present’s manufacturing firm, Common Content material Productions. “Push prices and uncertainty associated to the continuing strike led to this tough choice,” a consultant for UCP instructed the commerce. This mainly means the firm was paying folks to not work because it waited for the strike to finish however will not be doing that. Scripts weren’t full when the strike began final month and so many departments have been ready in Australia as manufacturing was supposed to start out this summer season.
Metropolis was first introduced means again in 2016 however, on the time, Esmail nonetheless had two seasons of Mr. Robotic to complete. Right here’s the way it was described then:
Like the unique movie, the small-screen adaptation will happen in a future society the place rich industrialists rule the huge metropolis from high-rise tower complexes, whereas a decrease class of underground-dwelling staff toil continually to function the machines that present its energy. Risking every little thing they know, two star-crossed lovers from reverse sides of the divide should discover a method to deliver down the entire system.
And now, properly, a system did get introduced down. Solely it was the one we have been hoping to see delivered to life on Apple TV+.
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