The life span of movies and TV shows always seems to be cyclical, and sometimes those reboots and reimaginings are good ideas, and sometimes not. The new Battlestar Galactica was a hit. The new Total Recall limping through the box office? Not so much.
No, really. While one might think that the story of Diego De La Vega—rich Spanish nobleman by day, masked righter-of-wrongs by night—was rooted in its turn-of-the-century California setting, one might be wrong. Fox is plucking the Batman forerunner and dropping him in a post-apocalyptic future.