He may currently be in the middle of filming Hellboy 2 (which I am definitely looking forward to), but director Guillermo Del Toro already has a handful of other projects lined up and ready to follow immediately after. Hey, why not add another one to the list? Del Toro has just signed on to direct Champions, a feature film based on the 60’s British TV series of the same name. The show follows three secret agents from an organization called Nemesis who crash their plane in the Himalayas, only to be rescued by members of a lost civilization who grant them superhuman abilities like telepathy and super strength.
Am I the only one who thinks this sounds fantastic? I can only hope they keep the 60’s sensibility to it, but even if they don’t I think it will be a lot of fun. It will also be a nice change of pace for Del Toro, who hasn’t done much in the way of light-hearted sci-fi/adventure films. The movie is being set up through Tom Cruise’s United Artists studio, with Robert Green executive producing. Check out an episode from the original TV series on YouTube below.