With all the reboots and remakes coming out of Hollywood at the moment, it’s really no surprise that iconic TV series, Quantum Leap, may be getting a big-screen reboot.

The creator of the series, Donald Bellisario revealed during a Quantum Leap reunion panel at L.A. Comic-Con (with series star Scott Bakula) that he has written a script for a movie that would bring back the original stars; Bakula as Dr. Samuel Beckett and Dean Stockwell as Admiral Al Calavicci.

In a statement, Bellisario said: “I just finished writing a Quantum Leap feature. I don’t know what’s going to happen with it, but I did write it. I write things exactly the same way. I just start writing and I let them take me wherever it’s going to take me. I’m entertained the same way the audience is. So, I just put Scott and Dean [Stockwell] in my head, kind of rebooted them, and went from there.”

The original Quantum Leap series followed Beckett, as he led a group of scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could travel back in time throughout his lifetime. Attempting to save funding, he entered his particle accelerator too early and vanished, finding that he is living within someone else’s body, having to set right the wrongs in that person’s life before being able to move on. The show’s finale was controversial, as it saw Sam attempting to make the ‘leap’ back to his own life in the present, only to find that he doesn’t leap back to his present day.

More than 20 years after the finale, Bakula and Bellisario still defend the episode, with Bakula saying:

“It was a great episode. Last episodes are always controversial. I always say to writers, ‘If you want a challenge more than writing just an hour of television, write an hour of television that is the last hour of television that that show will ever have on; write it so that it could also come back next fall; write it so that it could possibly become a movie of the week; [and] write it so that it could still potentially be a feature film someday. And make everybody happy… If you go back and watch that episode, [Bellisario] checked off all those boxes.”

It remains to be seen whether Bellisario will actually start pitching this project to networks and streaming services, or whether it will remain a pipedream for now.

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