Galaxy Quest Revival at Amazon Halted in Wake of Alan Rickman's Death

Amazon’s Galaxy Quest revival has been put on hold.

Sam Rockwell, who played Guy Fleegman in the 1999 sci-fi comedy, revealed on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast that the project was  halted in the wake of co-star Alan Rickman’s death.

“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” Rockwell said. “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has [Last Man Standing] – and everybody’s schedule was all weird. It was going to shoot, like, right now. And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman? That’s a hard void to fill.”

The Galaxy Quest movie revolves around cast members of a Star Trek-like series that had long been off the air. During a fan convention appearance, they encounter a group they think are cosplayers but who are really Thermians aka aliens who need their help solving an intergalactic incident.

Robert Gordon, who penned the original Galaxy Quest script, penned the pilot and  was set to executive-produce alongside director Dean Parisot and film EPs Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein.