When we heard this news, we squeed all over ourselves: The CW has ordered a pilot for a remake of La Femme Nikita, the 1990s USA Network show based on Luc Besson's French movie, from Supernatural producer McG.
La Femme Nikita! We loved the U.S./Canadian TV series for its moody ambience, doomed romance, complex sci-fi mythology and kick-ass action, featuring the smoking hot Peta Wilson and the mulletted and morose Roy Dupuis, not to mention Eugene Robert Glazer's Operations and especially Alberta Watson's Madeline.
We loved the movie for other reasons; mainly, the killer gamine Anne Parillaud and the kick-ass action. (Let us not speak of the 1993 U.S. remake, Point of No Return, featuring a miscast Bridget Fonda.)
Here's how The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports the news about a remake.
McG ("Terminator: Salvation," "Human Target") will executive produce the "Nikita" remake, along with Peter Johnson from Warner Bros. and Wonderland Prods.
The French film "Nikita," about a young criminal who's trained to be an assassin by a top-secret government organization, was originally made by Luc Besson in 1990, then was remade in 1993 as a U.S. film starring Bridget Fonda called "Point of No Return." The story was then launched as a TV series in 1991 on USA Network.
"Nikita" will give The CW its first non-supernatural action-drama. In this version, Nikita goes rogue and a new assassin is trained to replace her.
This from the network that gave us Supernatural, Smallville and Gossip Girl. We love Supernatural, so here's hoping McG does right by one of our favorite franchises. And how about casting Wilson as the new Madeline?
What do you think?