Hey, remember that Quantum Leap movie you’ve been clamoring for since the show went off the air in 1993? What, you haven’t even thought about Quantum Leap since then? Funny, neither have we.
But apparently show creator Donald Bellisario has been thinking about it, as he’s working on a Quantum Leap movie script which Scott Bakula spilled the beans about at comic con. He mentioned it at a Quantum Leap retrospective (as reported by Thetwocents.com), where he told the crowd that he wouldn’t be playing Sam in the flick.
“The good news is that Don is working on the film script and has a big time Hollywood producer who wants to do it,” said Bakula, then had to wait for the cheering to subside. “It’s about time. But what I always thought would happen, happened… [that he’s now too old for the role]. But Dean [Stockwell, who played Al] and I will have a part in it somehow.
It’s hard to get too excited about it, as Quantum Leap never really took the time to develop particularly compelling characters. Heck, they established that Sam (Bakula) didn’t even remember much of his own life when he was jumping into other’s lives, so it was kind of hard to get attached to him. But heck, I guess that means they can do whatever the hell they want with it.
It’s also hard to believe that Dean Stockwell’s too old to be in it, even if he is 74 years old. All he did was stand around as a hologram. Can’t they just prop up him against a green screen?