Quantum Leaps to Jump to the Big Screen

Quantum Leaps to Jump to the Big Screen

Not sure how we missed this news coming out of Comic-Con until now, but for Quantum Leap fans, it might have been the BIGGEST news to come out of Comic-Con. Quantum Leap will be back. And it will be back on the big screen.

At the “A Leap of Faith—A Quantum Leap Retrospective” panel, Scott Bakula shared the big news with the 600 fans who attended:

The good news is that Don [Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario] is working on the film script and has a big time Hollywood producer who wants to do it … 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.

Don did say that as he was writing, he told me he was having trouble, ‘getting you and Dean out of my head.’ But I know he will do it.

So to recap—Big-screen Quantum Leap, yes; Scott Bakula as Sam Beckett, no; Scott Bakula as … something, yes.

3 Responses to “Quantum Leaps to Jump to the Big Screen”

  1. Too bad Bakula won’t be the star. He was the heart of Quantum Leap, and the best part of Enterprise (maybe the only part I really loved). PLUS I’m one of a handful of living humans who really liked Lord of Illusions, and he made that movie great.

    So I guess what I’m saying is… why the heck would he be too old for this?? I wanna see Scott Bakula on the big screen.

  2. Lord Shaper says:

    I spent years chasing down a copy of Lord of IIllusions… Of course I prefer the actually print story more but I can always sit down and watch that!

  3. Yes, the print version is great! But I really think Bakula owned that role. I’d still pay good money to see another movie or a franchise of that character. 🙂