MTV Developing Aeon Flux Live-Action Reboot

Lawrence Kim
June 13, 2018

Chung's distorted figures performing acrobatic stunts in skimpy leather outfits, freaky futuristic architecture, zero dialogue, and ending every short by killing the protagonist in some brutal way, was unlike anything that was on the air before or largely since, and, after Charlize Theron and director Karyn Kusama tried to make it a film franchise in 2005, the cartoon is coming back to live action.

Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) is the showrunner and is set to write the script and executive produce alongside Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead).

The live-action reboot will reportedly center on Aeon Flux as a young assassin who partners with a group of biohacking rebels to save humanity.

What do you think about the upcoming Aeon Flux return? It paid off for them in a big way, as it's how they discovered Beavis And Butt-head, but it also worked with Peter Chung's Aeon Flux. Sources told THR that MTV is preparing to launch a studio that will further monetize its library as part of Viacom's push to revitalize its cable brands.

MTV originally aired the Aeon Flux animated series in 1991 as a six-part sequence of shorts that were a part of the Liquid Television program. The series grew a cult following, and returned to TV a year later with five short-form episodes and again in 1995 as a 10-episode half-hour animated series.

In 2005, Paramount Pictures, Lakeshore Entertainment, and Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures banner teamed for an Aeon Flux feature film. Adding insult to injury, the movie was panned by both critics and audiences, earning an abysmal nine percent score from its reviews, and a mere 39 rating from movie-goers. We'll find out as MTV moves forward on the show. Perhaps Davis could bring his skill with balancing rich characters with the more unbelievable aspects of a fantasy series to Aeon Flux.

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