Why A Nikita Reboot Can Work

Why bother remaking La Femme Nikita? The 1990 French action film about a criminal-turned-government assassin already has been remade as a U.S. feature film starring Bridget Fonda and as a basic cable TV series starring Peta Wilson.

"It's been done," concedes executive producer Craig Silverstein, who's behind the CW's forthcoming Nikita reboot.

But after screening the pilot for Comic-Con attendees Saturday, he explained why he chose to take on the task.

"I knew it would be important to come up with a unique take," said Silverstein, whose producing credits include Bones, K-Ville and Standoff. His Nikita takes place after the titular character has escaped the dubious agency that recruited her - in this version, it's The Division - and is in pursuit of answers.

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