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Dreamstable Productions of Raliegh, NC is in pre-production for a new Stingray film to be rendered in CGI.

"The Golden Voyage of Stingray" - An original feature-length screenplay and animated promo short - written, produced and directed by David Hugh-Jones for Carlton International Media Limited.
For more info on the company, go to their website at
http://www.dreamstable.com

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Apparently this project is in a holding pattern for the time being. More info as it becomes available.

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I contacted the writer/director/producer of this film to check on it's status. David Hugh-Jones was gracious enough to reply at length:

"I would be happy to provide you with a few facts relating to 'The Golden Voyage of Stingray'."

"If I can go back a little, I acquired the option to remake 'Stingray' following turning down an opportunity to produce a CGI remake of the 'Captain Scarlet series'."

"It is not generally known that I delivered my trailer for a 'Captain Scarlet' remake one month prior to Gerry Anderson delivering a competing version. Ironically Gerry and I had lunch only a few months before delivery, not knowing we were both competing for the same series. Eventually I declined my involvement on 'Scarlet' out of respect for Gerry being the original series creator, and I liked what he wanted to do with the show. I instead secured an option to develop 'Stingray ' for Carlton International in 2001 while Gerry was developing his version of Captain Scarlet."

"In December 2002 following 11 months of development, my script for 'The Golden Voyage of Stingray' - A 100min CGI feature, was completed and delivered to Carlton along with CGI trailer and various other supporting materials. In Feb 2003 Carlton expressed their interest to develop 'The Golden Voyage of Stingray' as a feature with spin-off series, with an anticipated Summer 2003 development start date."

"In winter of 2003, the decision to move on 'The Golden Voyage of Stingray' was put on hold for 18 months, a decision mostly due to fear of a possible over-saturation of the Anderson product."

"DreamStable Entertainment continues talks with Carlton International towards a possible 2005 start date, meantime we are developing a number of other projects including 'The Time Pirates' - Live-Action Adventure/Sci-fi Mini-Series and 'The Turners' - Pre-School Live-Action/CGI series."

"I hope this helps."

So that's the skinny on why the film has been delayed from the Director himself.
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David Hugh-Jones sent this image of Troy Tempest from The Golden Voyage of Stingray! Enjoy.

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I think I'd see a Stingray movie if it were live action and if Ashton Kutcher was Troy Tempest


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Sounds interesting, I wonder if anything will actually come of it.


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I am not bothered about whether it is CGI or actors either would be fine as long as they stick to the original premise of the series and dont try to make it "modern" with politically correct story lines or worse of all redsign Stingray.

 

 40 years on and it is still a beautiful classic design, you cannot improve on perfection.

 

Lets hope it gets made, the recent successes of the Thunderbirds movie and the Captain Scarlet TV show,  should be a positive sign that there is a modern audience for these great shows.

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As well as this new version of Stingray, there was much interest from a Canadian company to remake U.F.O. but for some reason Granada Ventures would not sell the rights.  Granada Ventures do seem to totally underestimate the potential of Gerry's shows.  They should sell lease out the rights for a reasonable sum and sit back and watch the profits roll in.  I hope this new Stingray is made.  David Hugh-Jones wanted to remake Scarlet but decided on Stingray when he heard Gerry was trying to remake Captain Scarlet.  Good Luck to you Mr Hugh-Jones.  We expect great things.

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Actually, Granada did sell the rights, but the production has never been greenlighted. The producers don't seem to understand the appeal of the original, as their version sounded like a rehash of The Invaders or First Wave.
I'd rather see it left alone than diluted by a crappy remake.
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Thanks for that information.  I heard that the people who were hoping to remake U.F.O. said they were going to make it like "The Invaders" The live action "Thunderbirds" was made like "Spy Kids"  Why not just make it like the original show instread of trying to mix it with something else.  I totally agree that it is better to leave it alone rather than spoil it.  However, I have always felt that "Stingray" like most of Gerry's shows still had plenty of miliage left in it and if it was done properly the Stingray Movie could be brilliant.  I think a company proposing to remake one of Gerry's shows should either ask Gerry if he would like to come aboard and if he does not, then take on Chris Bentley the Chairman of Fanderson as a consultant.  A lovely and unassuming guy, he would supply a great deal of wisdom and helpful advice in the scripting stage as to what would and would not work.

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Has anything changed with Dreamstable on the new Stingray movie?

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I don't think so - I haven't heard anything from them since last year when David told me they were concentrating on other projects so as not to be compared with other Anderson remakes. I'm guessing this movie is no longer forthcoming.
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