The man who reimagined Battlestar Galactica as a dark, gritty, powerful scifi adventure has set his sights on Wild, Wild West, the old Robert Conrad western about a Secret Service agent who used high-tech (for the time) tools to fight bad guys. Not much is known about Moore’s concept for the series, other than that it’s in the earliest stages of development and will be weeks or months before he’s ready to shop it to networks.
The mind boggles at the thought of what Moore could do with another high concept franchise like this. I’d be very surprised if he didn’t lean toward some wicked cool steampunk with the technology, but more importantly, his characters will probably have a lot more depth and intensity than the lighthearted adventure of the original series.
Whatever he comes up with, it’s guaranteed to be better than that unwatchable hot mess starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline.