V is getting another remake, this time as a movie trilogy

The classic alien invasion television series V has already gone through a couple of iterations on the TV screen – but now it’s heading to the movies as well.

Desilu Studios has announced the project, that will bring the show’s original creator – Kenneth Johnson – back on board. Johnson is set to write and direct the new V, with an eye on a trilogy of films.

In the official announcement for the project, Johnson is quoted as saying “V will be the first of a cinematic trilogy which will tell the full epic tale in the manner I always envisioned”.

No timescale for the project has thus far been announced, but it’s a fair bet that Johnson will be getting cracking on his scripts imminently, if he hasn’t done already.