The creator behind the hit 1980’s/90’s TV series Quantum Leap, Donald Bellisario, has revealed at the Los Angeles Comic-Con that there could very well be one more leap to take with a script for a feature film ready to be snapped up by the highest bidder.
The series, which ended mid 1993, was a sci-fi adventure that followed Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who has become stuck in the past as a result of a time travel experiment gone wrong, and his attempts to return to his present, the late 20th century, by altering events in the past for the better. Dean Stockwell co-starred as Admiral Al Calavicci, Sam’s womanizing, cigar-smoking companion and best friend, who appears to him as a hologram.
Appearing alongside Bakula, Bellisario revealed he had just finished writing the script for a Quantum Leap feature.
“I just finished writing a Quantum Leap feature. I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but I did write it. I write things exactly the same way. I just start writing and I let them take me wherever it’s going to take me. I’m entertained the same way the audience is. So I just put Scott and Dean [Stockwell] in my head, kind of rebooted them, and went from there.”
Rumours had kept popping up over the years regarding whether the show would ever return after its controversial finale ended with a title card saying that Dr. Beckett never returned home: failed to suppress the appetite of its fan base. One idea that surfaced was that maybe the show could follow-up with a potential sequel series following Sam’s daughter on a quest to locate her father and bring him home.
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