In this incarnation, the Robinsons were part of a larger group of colonists who were hoping to find a new home in the far reaches of space. The latest of these projects is the upcoming Lost in Space reboot, which will tell the campy sci-fi sitcom through a modern and dramatic lens.
Gone is the camp factor from the original series, as well as (we're guessing here) the critically-panned acting from the 1998 film starring William Hurt, Heather Graham and Matt LeBlanc.
The highly anticipated update to Lost In Space is still more than a month away, but Netflix has just released the first full-length trailer for their sci-fi thriller. The Descent director Neil Marshall will be helming a few episodes, and, perhaps best of all, Parker Posey will appear in the show as the often-villainous Dr. Smith.
Estrin's Lost in Space is visually spectacular, judging by the trailer. In 1998, Stephen Hopkins helmed the truly awful big-screen Lost In Space, which featured Matt LeBlanc, William Hurt, Gary Oldman and a CGI space monkey. When the new colonists find themselves abruptly torn off course en route to their new home they must forge new alliances and work together to survive in a risky alien environment, lightyears from their original destination.
I love that the producers of the Lost in Space TV series remake made the Robot an alien machine of some change.
Lost in Space follows the Robinson family after their exploratory space vessel hits an unidentified phenomenon that strands them on an unexplored planet. Along with two outsiders, they wind up stranded on a planet with some treacherous terrain and harsh conditions.
Lost in Space, starring Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Ignacia Serricchio and more, debuts on Netflix April 13. The unsettlingly charismatic Dr. Smith (Parker Posey) is a master manipulator with an inscrutable end game.