Syfy has ordered the 90-minute pilot Three Inches from writer Harley Peyton, who wrote more than 20 episodes of David Lynch's groundbreaking television hit Twin Peaks.
The pilot focuses on Walter, a daydreamer turned unlikely superhero, who has the ability to move any object using just his mind ... but no more than 3 inches. He finds himself recruited by a covert team of superheroes who have their own extraordinarily ordinary abilities.
Here's Syfy's official announcement:
SYFY GREENLIGHTS THREE INCHES PILOT FROM FOX TELEVISION STUDIOS
Bob Cooper and Landscape Entertainment to Produce Script from Harley Peyton
New York, NY - March 16, 2010 - Syfy has ordered the 90-minute pilot Three Inches from writer Harley Peyton (Twin Peaks) it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Development for Syfy. The action-adventure/fantasy will be produced by Fox Television Studios and Executive Producer Bob Cooper, whose Landscape Entertainment is producing. J.J. Jamieson heads up television for Landscape Entertainment. Peyton also serves as executive producer.
In Three Inches, professional daydreamer and underachiever, Walter, is struck by lightning, and develops a unique "super" power—the ability to move any object using just his mind ... but only a distance of three inches. He's soon recruited by a covert team of superheroes each gifted with their own extraordinarily ordinary abilities. Together, the unlikely band of heroes proves that "super" is simply a state of mind.
"Three Inches is a fun, smart, off-beat spin on the superhero genre. It introduces a new group of crime fighters who possess some imaginative—if not all that super—powers," said Stern. "We look forward to working with Harley, Bob, and Fox Television Studios on this project."
David Madden, executive vice president, Fox Television Studios, said, "We felt there was something special and particularly twisted about this script, both in tone and in its sense of imagination. We could not be more thrilled to be working on it with Syfy."
Harley Peyton was producer and/or writer of more than 20 episodes of David Lynch's groundbreaking television hit Twin Peaks, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing for Drama Series (1990). He also wrote the screenplay for Less Than Zero based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. He is currently working on a follow up to the feature film The Thomas Crown Affair.
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