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NBC is Developing "Jason and the Argonauts" Again

Posted: October 15th, 2008 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
NBC is Developing "Jason and the Argonauts" AgainSubmit Comment
NBC is developing a new take on "Jason and the Argonauts," which would be produced as the first-ever green-screen drama developed for primetime. The network has given a put pilot commitment to the project, which it secured after a fierce bidding war (believed to be with Fox).

"The Argonauts" is NBC's second stab this decade at the topic. They aired the unrelated Robert Halmi miniseries "Jason and the Argonauts," starring Jason London, Frank Langella and Dennis Hopper, in 2000.

The Greek myth also has drawn interest in the feature world: Zak Penn (X-Men 3, Incredible Hulk) is writing and producing "The Argonauts" for 20th Century Fox, while DreamWorks also has a project titled "The Argonauts" in the works.

In Greek mythology, the Argonauts were a band of heroic sailors who, in the years before the Trojan War, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece. The Argonauts name comes from the sailors' ship, the Argo.

Source: Variety


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