Aeon Flux getting live-action reboot at MTV

  • Aeon Flux getting live-action reboot at MTV

Aeon Flux getting live-action reboot at MTV

MTV is developing a live-action reboot series of Aeon Flux, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

What do you think about the upcoming Aeon Flux return?

Aeon Flux was initially a series of shorts from Peter Chung that aired in 1991 and 1992. But after the critical and commercial disappointment of the big-screen Aeon Flux, MTV is having another go at it - this time, on its home turf. Chung's animated series was groundbreaking stuff, seemingly building upon the thematic focus of the renegade animation found in efforts like 1981's Heavy Metal, except put through a stylised cyberpunk lens that - in 1991 - was considered mind-blowing.

Aeon Flux takes place in the future, at a time when only two cities have survived a global disaster.

Aeon Flux is only one of the many MTV properties that the cable network plans to mine from its archives. In 1995, a season of ten half-hour episodes aired as a stand-alone series. Can a live-action show pull that off, or will it have to go in another direction entirely?

In 2005, Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, and Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures banner teamed for an Aeon Flux feature film.

The inventive assassin thriller ran for three animated seasons on MTV back in the early to mid 1990s, eventually getting a film adaptation starring Theron and Frances McDormand in 2005. However, the film was a forgettable affair that bombed at the box office (it earened $52.3 million worldwide, against a $62 million budget, ) and was excoriated by critics, notably creator Peter Chung, who called the film "a travesty".

Hopefully, this new series can match reverse that negative reaction.

The project marks a return to MTV for Davis, who created and served as showrunner on Teen Wolf, which ran for six seasons and was the highest-rated scripted series in network history. Perhaps Davis could bring his skill with balancing rich characters with the more unbelievable aspects of a fantasy series to Aeon Flux.