In the three years since the finale of Battlestar Galactica, Ronald D. Moore has attempted to get back into television with numerous projects in development. However nearly everything Moore has come up with has been neglected to have been picked up by a network, the most recent failure being project District 17 at NBC. Still, pilot season is getting off to an early start with the networks picking up a wide range of interesting new series. Now, it seems Moore hasn't lost his drive just yet as his next turn will hopefully bring a 2001 hit film back to life on the small screen.
Deadline reports that Moore will be adapting the film A Knight's Tale into an ABC drama pilot in the hopes that the project will become a full series for late next year.
ABC has a script commitment for Moore to write, while he will executive producing with his producing partner Maril Davis along with the original film’s producers Brian Helgeland and Todd Black. Helgeland also penned and directed the film as well, giving the series a fighting chance of matching its source material to a strong extent.
Starring the late Heath Ledger, A Knight's Tale dealt with the premise of peasant William Thatcher posing as a knight for a major jousting tournament after the death of his master. The television series will seek to continue one very important element from the feature film: blending the medieval tale with modern music, along with the theme of a young man becoming the hero he only believed he was impersonating. The film was Ledger's first lead role in a film and was a box office success.
No greenlight for production has been secured yet, but given the high-profile nature of the film's source material it's likely that one could be reached should the script be strong enough.
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