MTV Developing Live-Action Reboot of Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux Revived By MTV With Live-Action Reboot

He'll be joined by executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, the veteran film and television producer, who serves as EP for The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead.

According to the putlet, the reboot will take its cues from the original series and be set in a future dystopian state and revolves around a young assassin who teams with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity as she becomes the hero known as Aeon Flux. Rebooting Aeon Flux is the newest effort in Viacom's grand plan, which also saw Jersey Shore, TRL, and Yo MTV Raps land revivals.

Created by animator Peter Chung, Aeon Flux was first introduced to the world in 1991 as an avant-garde six-part sequence of shorts that was featured in MTV's Liquid Television experimental animation series. Hurd produced the 2005 live-action film featuring Charlize Theron in the titular role.

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Released back on MTV in the Liquid Television days, Aeon Flux was an animated series that was full of violence, sex, and all around weirdness. Writing the script will be Teen Wolf's Jeff Davis. It paid off for them in a big way, as it's how they discovered Beavis And Butt-head, but it also worked with Peter Chung's Aeon Flux.

The 2005 feature starring Theron and co-starring Frances McDormand and produced by MTV Films, did not fare well either critically or financially, earning just $52.3 million worldwide. The series grew a cult following, and returned to TV a year later with five short-form episodes and again in 1995 as a 10-episode half-hour animated series. That makes sense after the film had a rough go with critics, fans, and the box office while the series still retains much of its goodwill among the industry and fan communities.

The live-action TV series looks to follow similar plot details. This new report also reveals that MTV is getting ready to launch a new studio entirely devoted to monetizing the rest of its library of properties. We'll find out as MTV moves forward on the show.

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