Several years ago, director Doug Liman took a stab at adapting a science fiction novel called Jumper to the big screen. You may have remembered it. It starred Hayden Christensen and Jamie Bell, and while the concept was pretty cool, the actual execution was pretty darn shoddy, to say the least.
The story followed a guy named David, who had the crazy ability to teleport — Nightcrawler style. As I mentioned before, Liman tried his best, but ultimately came up short, and he even went so far as to admit it himself, as he revealed earlier this year.
“I always felt like with Jumper I had a contrarian idea that I started exploring but I just didn’t get it right, and unlike my other films where I maybe don’t get something right but I go back and reshoot and so I get it right, that film just got released,” Liman told Screen Rant. “And so I’ve always had to gnawing at me that I want to do a superhero story and I want to get it right. When I had the option to tackle the Jumper sequel, Impulse, I started looking and I said this is my chance to get it right.”
With Impulse, if the trailer is any indication, it looks like he may very well be getting it right this time around. Below is the official synopsis for the series.
“In the upcoming YouTube Red Original Drama Series IMPULSE, 16-year-old Henry Coles is an outsider in her new town of Reston, New York. With a major chip on her shoulder and no friends, she remains withdrawn and isolated, but everything changes when a traumatic encounter with a classmate triggers something deep within Henry— unleashing a power she cannot control.”
In a world where YouTube Red series tend to feel like low-quality productions centered around YouTube personalities, this new series stands out as a show that feels like a legit TV series, which makes sense given Liman’s involvement.
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