The producers of the cult film “Waterworld” have just announced that a sequel is currently in the works. This will take place 20 years after the events that occurred in the feature film.
More than 25 years after its theatrical release, Waterworld will be entitled to a sequel… on the small screen. John Davis, producer of the feature film, and his partner, John Fox, have just announced that they are in the process of developing a series around the world of post-apocalyptic films carried by Kevin Costner. Dan Trachtenberg, who previously worked on 10 Cloverfield Lane, has been announced for the achievement.
The sequel is expected to follow the same characters as the film, 20 years after the events of the feature film. For the moment, no actor is attached to the project. As for the broadcast channel, sources say that the episodes of the series could be available on the American platform Peacock.
As a reminder, the film Waterworld takes place in a post-apocalyptic future ravaged by climate change. The ice cap has completely melted, causing the sea level to rise more than 10,000 meters, which now covers almost every inch of land. Costner plays there the mysterious Sailor, a half-man, half-fish vagabond who will go in search of the only land that has still emerged.
The most expensive film ever made when it was released in 1995, Kevin Reynolds’ feature film was a huge box office failure (though it would eventually recoup later, thanks to the the video) and has suffered many criticisms, especially against the actors, and especially the performance of its main actor.
This modern adaptation should certainly avoid the difficulties of producing the feature film, using available news such as the immersive LED screens used in the studio by The Mandalorian.