The lack of creativity has carried down from film to television.
ABC has announced that they have signed off on a remake er, sorry, reimagining of the popular 1980s miniseries V.
ABC Remaking V
While the series will still follow the invasion of Earth by an alien race, ABC is mixing things up by having the title character be a female Homeland Security agent.
4400 co-creator/exec producer Scott Peters provided the spec script for the pilot.
V represents the second pilot for ABC to be based on 1980s properties. The first was The Witches of Eastwick. As long as they bring back the scary (half-alien) baby, then I'll have less to complain about.