Anyhoo, it rocks. And if some studio were to decide they wanted to make it into a serious, intense-as-hell movie, I certainly wouldn't complain (assuming they didn't hire Michael Bay or Brett Ratner to fill the thing with explosions). Needless to say, then, I almost fell out of my chair this morning when I read in Variety that Christopher Nolan is close to signing a deal with Universal to direct a big screen version of The Prisoner. Hooray! Those of you who have seen the show will understand my glee -- based on his previous films (not to mention The Prestige), Nolan has exactly the right cinematic sensibility to make a Prisoner movie that kicks all kinds of ass.
Of course, it'll be a while -- the plan is for Nolan to start work on The Prisoner when he gets done with The Dark Knight (production on that film begins early next year). In the meantime, Janet and David Peoples (Twelve Monkeys, Unforgiven, Blade Runner) will get busy on the script.