'Metropolis' Gets TV Remake From 'Mr. Robot' Creator Sam Esmail

The upcoming small-screen adaptation will keep the original storyline that follows star-crossed lovers in a dystopian world.

AceShowbiz - A "Metropolis" remake is in the works. Instead of going to the big screen, the revamped version of the 1927 sci-fi classic is heading to the small screen. Sam Esmail, the mastermind behind USA Network's standout "Mr. Robot", will oversee the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is developed as a miniseries by Universal Cable Productions. It is still in early stage, but Email has signed a seven-figure deal and the production company is preparing to spend $10 million per episode.

Like the original film, the small-screen adaptation will take place in a future society where wealthy industrialists rule the vast city from high-rise tower complexes while a lower class of underground-dwelling workers toil constantly to operate the machines that provide its power. Risking everything they know, two star crossed lovers from opposite sides of the divide must find a way to bring down the whole system.

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