The man who gave us Thunderbirds, Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet is set to save the day once again.
Puppet-master Gerry Anderson conceived the story for Gemini Force One, but wasn't able to complete it due to the onset of Alzheimer's. The series of novels will now be written by sci-fi author MG Harris, creator of the best-selling Joshua Files.
The project is timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds next year, along with the upcoming remake of the series. The story for the new novels might sound a little familiar to fans of International Rescue. Gemini Force One follows a secretive team who use amazing technology to rescue people. Internationally.
The project will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign, started by Anderson's son Jamie. Should it be successful, the Anderson Estate plans to expand the series into film or television. No word yet on whether this would be live-action or puppet based.
Gerry Anderson died last December at the age of 83, while Alzheimer's forced him to stop work on Gemini Force One in 2012. His career spanned over 60 years in the British film and TV industry. He pioneered complex puppetry and special effects in shows like Thunderbirds and Stingray, as well as live-action classics including UFO and Space: 1999.
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