If we don’t get to see Black Panther in the Marvel Universe any time, at least we’ll have MANIMAL. Small solace, that.
The rights to the cult 80s TV show that lasted only 8 episodes has been picked up by Sony Pictures Animation in hopes of bringing MANIMAL to the big screen as a live action and CG hybrid film. In the show, Simon MacCorkindale (one of the most British names ever), played Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man with a mysterious past who could change into a black panther and other animals to fight crime. It sounds bloody brilliant. Here’s to hoping it’s on Netflix Instant (it’s not).
Glen A. Larson, the man who brought MAGNUM P.I., the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and KNIGHT RIDER to TV in the 80s, is attached to produce, so don’t worry about it being a drastic new take on the classic. This is another role made for Nathan Fillion (every role is made for Nathan Fillion).