Everything old is new again in Hollywood. The CW has ordered a pilot for a reboot of the USA series, “La Femme Nikita.”
McG (“Terminator: Salvation,” “Human Target”) will executive produce the “Nikita” remake, along with Peter Johnson from Warner Bros. and Wonderland Prods.
The French film “Nikita,” about a young criminal who’s trained to be an assassin by a top-secret government organization, was originally made by Luc Besson in 1990, then was remade in 1993 as a U.S. film starring Bridget Fonda called “Point of No Return.” The story was then launched as a TV series in 1991 on USA Network.
“Nikita” will give The CW its first non-supernatural action-drama. In this version, Nikita goes rogue and a new assassin is trained to replace her.