Collider reported on plans for a new series based on the infamous 1995 dystopian sci-fi film "Waterworld." "10 Cloverfield Lane" vet Dan Trachtenberg is apparently attached to direct the new series.
- Original "Waterworld" producers John Davis and John Fox are both onboard the new project.
- "Waterworld" -- set on a future Earth where the seas have covered all land, following the melting of the polar ice caps -- starred Kevin Costner as "The Mariner," who helped a woman (Jeanne Triplehorn) and young girl (Tina Majorino) escape from the clutches of a group of vicious outlaws, The Smokers.
- The new series will pick up the action 20 years later, and will apparently include some of the original characters.
- The series is currently in development at Universal Television, indicating it may eventually go to Peacock.
- When it was released in 1995, "Waterworld" ranked among the most expensive films ever made, with a budget of $175 million.