It’s been revealed that George Clooney has signed on to produce a new Buck Rogers series—and he might star in it as well. Clooney is coming off the recent release of his science fiction film Midnight Sky on Netflix and looks to be aiming at another science fiction project. Development on a Buck Rogers project has been in development for some time now.
Clooney and his Smokehouse co-founder Grant Heslov have joined the project, which is being written by comic book artist and Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan. Legendary is the studio.
The pair will exec produce with Angry Films’ Don Murphy and Susan Montford and Flint Dille, the grandson of John F. Dille, the publisher of the original Buck Rogers comic strip.
It is based on the character created by Philip Francis Nowlan in 1928, which was later turned into a television series – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century for NBC. The show ran for two seasons from 1979.