Curiouser and curiouser!
I realize a statement of such magnitude requires some reassurance, so I'll say it: bear with me here. Forbes' Jeff Bercovici
, fresh off profiling the continuing evolution of the Syfy Channel as an piece of the entertainment business landscape (specifically their combined television show and MMORPG Defiance
), has another, unrelated bit of information that he gleaned from his experience at the channel.
With the merger between NBC and Vivendi Universal in 2004, the SyFy channel gained access to Universal's properties, including Waterworld
. And the reasons why a remake would make sense begins with: despite its name as one of the worst and most expensive movies of the 90s, whenever the film runs on Syfy, it gets a healthy viewership.