Buck Rogers: George Clooney Boards Reboot Series for Legendary Pictures


Let's start this off by saying we're not reporting that he's going to star as the title character. But it's breaking that George Clooney and his Smokehouse Pictures partner Grant Heslov have just boarded the Legendary Pictures reboot of Buck Rogers as producers on the upcoming slate of projects. 

It's been in the developmental phases for some time now. While we cannot confirm any of the news other than what The Hollywood Reporter has posted tonight, rumors are swirling that Clooney is also looking to star as the classic science fiction adventure character. Legendary is working on numerous projects including a television series, a movie franchise and an animated show. Brian K. Vaughan is currently writing the first project which seems to be the TV part of a continued Buck Rogers universe. 

Buck Rogers was initially introduced in the 1928 pulp magazine Amazing Stories. He was later turned into a television show and has seen multiple iterations in print. Now we just hold out hope that Clooney picks up the role and runs with it. He would be a perfect casting choice.