THE LAWNMOWER MAN Getting a VR Series

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 20 January 2017

TV News

Well, in a world where many a cinematic property is being adapted for the small screen and various other mediums, now comes word that The Lawnmower Man is getting a virtual reality series.

The news comes hot out of the Sundance Film Festival, and The Verge reports that the 1992 movie is being turned into a series that’s being described as “a VR realization of the film”. Details are extremely sketchy right now, but the early rumour is that this new take will actually put us inside a remake of Brett Leonard’s ’92 film.

This series is due to enter production later this year, but that really is all we know on this for now.

If you’re not familiar with The Lawnmower Man, it was a huge, huge movie at the time of its release, with it being much-hyped for its use of revolutionary technology. Of course, that all feels massively dated these days, but at the time it was certainly a big deal.

The synopsis for the original film reads:

The eccentric Dr. Lawrence Angelo (Pierce Brosnan) puts mentally disabled landscaper Jobe Smith (Jeff Fahey) on a regimen of experimental pills and computer-simulated training sequences in hopes of augmenting the man’s intelligence. In time Jobe becomes noticeably brighter and also begins to fare much better with the opposite sex. But, as he develops psychic powers, he realizes that those around him have taken advantage of his simplicity his whole life, and he plots a bloody revenge.

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