LUCY LAWLESS - LAWLESS WANTS TO STAR IN XENA MOVIE
LAWLESS WANTS TO STAR IN XENA MOVIE
Actress LUCY LAWLESS is calling on movie bosses to adapt XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS for the big screen - because she fears fans will lose interest in the fantasy series if it's revived for TV.
The New Zealand-born star is best known for playing the warrior pin-up in the cult programme, which she is desperate to see brought back to life as a feature film.
She tells Out.com, "I love that character. I would do it if it was a movie. I doubt I would do it as a TV series. I can't see how you would make it fresh. "By the time somebody does come up with that I'm just going to be too old. And I'm really sad about that. I feel like it's a completely wasted franchise."
i completely agree that "it's a completely wasted franchise". i mean, hello, it's off the air & there's little discussion left about it. *looks around at empty board for proof*
i strongly disagree that "... as a TV series. I can't see how you would make it fresh." With good writers, directors & cast it can succeed. If it resumes where season 6 ended, it'd have a better chance of failing. If they revamped it & restarted from scratch is how it would work. Of course, ppl will whine that that this or that is different (me too!) but it doesn't change the original series. So be glad ya get to see the warrior princess & the bard again. NO Xena Jr next time, please or i will whine!. No Herc writers, no pregnant Xenas or Gabbys, no killing off the Greek gods. i'm okay without LL & ROC as X&G much as i love them. In fact, for a new series, i'd prefer a new cast. LL & ROC as other characters is cool. And- new series on either HBO/SHO/MAX/STARZ or at very least, a good indie network- no major network.
Xena movie? Well, LL you look good but would it still be believable to portray young Xena starting out? i doubt it. A Xena flick for the big screen would have to start with origins, not beginning where the show ended (that would be direct-to-cable or dvd). Major motion Hollywood pics tend to aim towards the lowest common denominator, especially action/adventure flicks. Would the target audience be ye old Xena fans from days of yore? Doubt it strongly. A Xena series on cable would be able to reach the core Xena crowd. A Xena flick in the mall 12 screen theatres would aim either towards the young teens who only have a vague idea of XWP or an older group with a R rating (more violence, less story). Still, i'd go for LL in a Xena flick even if
i'm skeptical as to the final results.