FOX Wants Spielberg To Helm Dino-Show
Get ready for some Dino-action courtesy of Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin Ė who are in negotiations to hop on board an "ambitious drama series" for FOX that "may put Steven Spielberg back in the dinosaur biz" - all according to Variety.
The project, Terra Nova, will follow "a family from 100 years in the future who travel back in time 150 million years to the strange and inhospitable environs of prehistoric Earth." This series, which has drawn the attention of FOX Entertainment Chairman Peter Rice, is said to need so many expensive and elaborate sets and FX that it will most likely go straight to series and forgo the normal pilot process - as it would be too expensive to shut down the production between the pilot and the rest of the series.
Should Terra Nova get picked up for series then Spielberg and Chernin will most likely stay on as exec-producers, although no formal deals have been made yet.