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"Flash" sci-fi drama wakes up at ABC
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Flash forward to 2009: ABC might finally have launched a strong companion to "Lost" with "Flash Forward."
After heated bidding, the spec script by "Blade" filmmaker David S. Goyer and "Star Trek" veteran Brannon Braga is close to landing at ABC.
Based on Robert J. Sawyer's sci-fi novel, "Flash Forward" is considered very compatible with "Lost." It chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.
"Flash Forward" originally was developed at HBO, which retains a piece of the ownership. The pay cable network's brass are said to have been high on the project but found it a better fit for a broadcast network. And with HBO's blessing, Goyer and Braga took it to the marketplace, where it spurred a bidding war between ABC and Fox.
Goyer will direct the pilot. He most recently co-wrote the story for the megahit "The Dark Knight," and penned and directed the upcoming thriller "The Unborn." He also wrote the three "Blade" movies and directed the last one.
Braga, who will continue to work full time on "24," co-created the "Star Trek" TV spinoff "Enterprise," and also wrote two "Star Trek" movies.
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