ABC revs up drama slate with "Speed" By Josef Adalian
HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - ABC's drama development slate is picking up "Speed."
The network has ordered a script for a new take on the 1994 blockbuster, which starred Keanu Reeves and Jeff Daniels as SWAT team partners. It will be a prequel, taking place years before Reeves and co-star Sandra Bullock confronted a bus that was rigged to explode if it dropped below 50 mph.
Jon Cowan and Robert Rovner -- the scribes behind last season's unsold Fox pilot "Eastwick" -- will write and executive produce the project.
So...um...basically, it's going to be another cop show, right?
I might be vaguely interested in who the might cast as Jack Traven, but I doubt I'll be watching.