y99_castIt came out more than 15 years ago, but producers are hoping fans still want more from "Galaxy Quest," the quirky 1999 sci-fi comedy.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon has just acquired a television series based on the flick -- which itself focused on the cast of a fictional sci-fi show, who are then abducted by real aliens -- and is in the early stages of adapting the movie. Much of the creative team behind the film is involved with the project, including co-writer Robert Gordon (he's penning the screenplay and executive producing the pilot), director Dean Parisot (directing and executive producing), and producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (also producing again).

The flick starred Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and Tony Shaloub, among other well-known stars, and it's not clear yet if they'll be reprising their roles (it would seem that many of them may be too busy). EW reports that the series is still in the early planning stages, so we won't know for a while whether any original stars are being sought, or if the show will recast and reboot.

Either way, this could be fun. Stay tuned for more.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]

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