Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Amazon Series

Kevin Smith's Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Adaptation Eyed by Amazon

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.

Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.

The 1984 cult classic starred Peter Weller (Robocop) as an physicist/pilot/rock musician  who, with his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.

The sci-fi folly’s cast also included Clancy Brown, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd and Ellen Barkin — some of whom Smith has said he’d like to have appear in the revival.

Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting Buckaroo Banzai shortly after he helmed an episode of The Flash this spring (a feat he will repeat during Season 3 of the CW hit).

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  1. Badpenny says:

    They should try to get Matt Smith to play the title character. :)

    • Nope says:

      Buckaroo Banzai is supposed to be half-Japanese. It would be best if the show actually cast an Asian/hapa actor. Somehow, I don’t think Asian-Americans would appreciate a white British actor in yellow face.

  2. Too Late Kev says:

    Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy) and Clancy Brown, please!

    • Polly says:

      Smith already said that he want all of the original cast members to play a part in the show (i.e. Peter Weller as the man who killed the parents of BB)

  3. Polly says:

    Oh God Yes! I so can’t wait for this!

  4. xyz says:

    I loved BB but not so much of a fan of KS and his media whoring.

  5. Simon Jester says:

    I’d love to see the adventures of Buckaroo Banzai continue… but I really don’t think Kevin Smith is the right fit.