When the German sic-fi dystopian film Metropolis was released almost 100 years ago, it was a groundbreaking piece of work that used never before seen special effects that pushed cinema into a new era, and its budget was epic as well as it was known to be the most expensive films to be made at the time of its debut in 1927. Metropolis is one of the few film classics that escaped unnecessary Hollywood remakes, but that is set to change as Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is on board to take the futuristic story and turn it into a big-budget miniseries.
The Metropolis reboot is expected to follow the original premise of two lovers from opposite wealth classes who must find a way to break down the system where the wealthy live in a beautiful utopia while the lower class is forced to power the city in a bleak underworld.
With the project still in early development, it could still be a few years before we see the remake hit the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, insiders have said that the studio involved, Universal Cable Productions, is gearing for a release two to three years from now, which coincidentally coincides with the expected wrap-up of Esmail’s Mr. Robot series.