Spielberg doing science fiction on TV was enough to get my interest
Then you must not have seen Taken
. (I kid, sort of...Taken
was pretty bad. On the other hand, Spielberg was only the EP, and Leslie Bohem was the main creative force behind the series.)
The stills linked, with the crowd of survivors and the grocery carts, reminded me of those sequences in Spielberg's War of the Worlds
where the refugees are fleeing the aliens, particularly that sequence at the ferry. Comparisons will also be drawn to the visuals of The Road
, in all likelihood, though I doubt this series will be anywhere near as grim as that.
(I'm kind of amused by the fact that in the middle of an apocalypse, the ragtag band of rebel types shown in the stills all managed to find appropriately washed-out, greyish clothing, as if all the brightly coloured items of clothing in existence were annihilated in the invasion or somehow spontaneously changed colour to reflect the change in humanity's circumstances.)
The writer for the series at the IMDB listing is Robert Rodat, who hasn't done much of anything recently, but who wrote The Patriot
--that awful Mel Gibson historical drama flick--and Saving Private Ryan
. Maybe this will be less a conventional post-apocalyptic flick and more of a rebellion-against-occupying-forces/war movie-esque outing where the "enemies/occupying forces" are aliens? The blurb from TNT via io9 certainly makes it sound that way.
Edited by Zif, Jul 2, 2010 @ 2:45 AM.