CW unveils ‘Nikita’ remake at their Upfronts!

By on 24 May, 2010
The CW Network unveiled what could possibly be a corker of a gem at their Upfronts in Madison Square Gardens last Thursday – another remake of the classic Luc Besson movie ‘La Femme Nikita‘.
For those who are already familiar with the plotline, don’t worry…I won’t bore you with the details.
But to cut a long story short, Nikita (played by the gorgeous Maggie Q) was rescued from the claws of death row by a secret U.S agency, which is only known as the ‘Division’. A fake execution was then staged so that she could start a new life…and serve her country. But they failed to mention that she would be trained as a spy and an assassin.
Betrayed by the people she trusted the most, Nikita then began on a mission of revenge and ultimately driving the message home that she intends to expose and destroy their so-called ‘training academy’. One of their latest recruits, Alex (played by Lyndsy Fonseca), is just only realising the main reason why she was recruited and why Nikita chose to leave the organisation.
La Femme Nikita‘ was originally directed by Luc Besson in 1990 (starring Anne Parillaud as Nikita) and was later remade by John Badham three years later, only this time naming his version ‘The Assassin‘ (or ‘Point of No Return‘ – as it was known in some countries) and casting Bridget Fonda as Nikita – after Julia Roberts originally turned the role down. And who could forget the TV series in 1997 which was based more on the Fonda’s Nikita, but still with some storyline similarities to both movies.
Back to the current version..
The pilot will air in the States this Autumn, but for those who are curious and want to catch a sneek peek check out the trailer below:

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