Jumper being turned into TV series, Jamie Bell to return

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Mar 25, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT (Updated)

The 2008 sci-fi flick Jumper wasn’t the biggest hit, but it still managed to make more than $222 million at the box office. Now, one of the original stars is looking to bring the globe-trotting story back to life on the small screen.

TV Line reports original co-star Jamie Bell (Fantastic Four) is developing the potential series, along with writer and director Julian Simpson (Doctor Who). Bell may reprise his role from the film, where he starred as a “jumper,” aka someone with the ability to teleport between locations. The project is being backed by Lionsgate, Studio Canal and New Regency, so it stands to reason it’ll have a decent shot of landing a network (or streaming) home.

It’ll be interesting to see if they go with a straight-up reboot, or make this a continuation of the film (which also starred Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Samuel L. Jackson and Kristen Stewart). Interestingly, this isn’t the first pilot to enter development based on the franchise (Jumper was based on the book series by Steven Gould). YouTube Red also ordered a pilot based on Impulse, the third novel in the series, though there hasn’t been much news on that one for a while.

What do you think? Would you like to jump into this franchise on a weekly basis?

(Via TV Line)