The Truman Show heading for television

News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:44

A television take on The Truman Show is being developed by Paramount...

There's something strangely appropriate about this one: Paramount TV is pushing ahead with a small screen version of The Truman Show.

Peter Weir's 1998 classic gave Jim Carrey a big hit in a straighter role than we were used to seeing him in at the time. What's particularly staggering about the film though is just how prescient it's proven to be. A decade on from The Truman Show, and what it was portraying on screen was no science fiction, thanks to the prevalence of Big Brother and assorted knock-offs on television. We looked back at The Truman Show in more detail here

The new version of The Truman Show is still very much in its early days, and it's going to be interesting to see what approach it takes. Positioning a new take on The Truman Show in an era where much of what it has predicted has come true should be interesting: we wonder if it'll focus in more detail on the subject of a reality TV experiment?

More details as we get them...

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