Like any thinking person, I’m a fan of the new Battlestar Galactica (and Timecop, obviously) but when I hear the name Mark Verheiden I still think back to to the first Aliens mini-series he wrote for Dark Horse Comics so many years ago.

None of which contributes much to an understanding of Quartermain, which Verheiden has been hired to script for Dreamworks. While we know this is one of the projects bought back from Paramount in the big Dreamworks/ Paramount split, that’s all we really know.

THR says “the sci-fi adventure springs from an original idea,” which, along with the extra ‘r’ in the title, suggests this isn’t based on any of the H. Rider Haggard novels or spin-offs. Too bad, because Richard Chamberlain needs the work. An openly gay Quatermain would be fabulous.