HOLLYWOOD - Benedict Cumberbatch is to make his directorial debut with a big screen adaptation of BBC cult sci-fi show Blake's 7.
Fans of BBC cult show Blake's 7 were celebrating today, when Benedict Cumberbatch announced that he would be directing a movie of the 80s science fiction series. He spoke EXCLUSIVELY with The Studio Exec about his long-cherished project:
"Of course I was a bit young for Blake's 7 when it was first shown (1978-1981), but my uncle had them all on video cassette because he worked for the BBC and I got hooked. For me it was a little bit more sci-fi than Doctor Who, which I also loved. Blake's 7 was just something else though."
Unfortunately for the fans the story is entirely fictional. There are no plans for a Blake's 7 movie and Benedict Cumberbatch is not involved with any such project. How do we know? Because The Studio Exec has following disclaimer on its about page:
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However not all is lost for Blake's 7 fans who also like Benedict Cumberbatch. He has voiced several parts in audiobooks related to the show's characters, you can find one example here.