Topic: TV Shows
The above photos show both the promotional comic book and the posters that were distributed at the recent Comic Con International: San Diego.
Tina and I attended many programs at the Con that we have not yet blogged about... However this one is still timely, as the AMC Mini-Series on TV doesn't start until November of this year!
The reason I am mentioning the above is because I enjoyed the original series "Secret Agent (Danger Man in the UK)" on TV and then have wondered for a long time just what the supposed 'follow up' TV show "The Prisoner" was all about, even after watching it!
So when I saw the promo comic book being distributed, I just had to pick up a few to read later. Now that I have read the promo comic book, which is just 8 pages in length, including front and back cover, I wanted to mention my thoughts on it...
Well, this is one Mini-Series that I'm going to watch on TV!
Not just because it has Ian McKellen (who was great as Magneto in the X-Men films), but because the comic book teaser and the film trailer teaser both look good! Don't say I didn't bring this to Your attention early!
Here the promotional statements from AMC:
In November, AMC will present The Prisoner miniseries, a reinterpretation of the British 1960s cult hit series starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan.
The Premise : A man, known as "Six," finds himself inexplicably trapped in "The Village" with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly -- how he can escape.
Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ , The Thin Red Line) will play the role of "Number Six" and two-time Oscar Winner, Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code) will co-star as "Number Two."
The Prisoner miniseries is a co-production of AMC and ITV Productions; the deal was brokered by Granada International, which holds international distribution rights. Bill Gallagher (Conviction, Clocking Off, Lark Rise To Candleford) serves as writer and executive producer, along with Michele Buck, Damien Timmer, Rebecca Keane, and AMC's Charlie Collier, Christina Wayne and Vlad Wolynetz. It is produced by Trevor Hopkins (Dracula, Poirot).
Please Note: We have a few copies of the promotional comic book listed in our online eBay Featured Store for sale. Just click this link to see the current listed copies!
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