While speaking at the “A Leap of Faith — A Quantum Leap Retrospective” panel at Comic-Con last month, Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula revealed that a movie version of the hit sci-fi series Quantum Leap is in the works.
Quantum Leap creator Donald P. Bellisario writing script
Bakula told the gathered audience that “Quantum Leap” creator Donald P. Bellisario is currently writing a script for a big-screen version of the series and has a “big time” Hollywood producer interested in developing it. Unfortunately, Bakula says he’s now too old to step back into the role of Sam Beckett, but assured fans he’d play a role in it:
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.
As genre fans are well aware, before becoming Captain Archer on ‘Enterprise’, Bakula played the title character Sam Beckett on "Quantum Leap" for five seasons (from 1989 to 1993). Bakula received four Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations, winning a Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series in 1992. Bakula currently stars in the hit TNT series "Men of a Certain Age" which is entering its second season.