Based on an occult British spy series from the 1960s, The Champions focused on a trio of agents endowed with superhuman abilities from a secret civilisation.
According to Variety, Stiller will also direct the new picture and produce through Red Hour Productions. Blanchett is producing through her company, Dirty Films.
“I’m a huge fan of Cate’s for a very long time.” Stiller joked, “I’m hoping this project will help people to finally take her seriously as an actress.”
“Champions‘ is a long-forgotten gem that will excite a new generation in the same strange and magnificent way that the original series spoke to us,” said Blanchett. “I’ve long wanted to work with Ben – the director and the actor. He is one of the most engaged and versatile directors working today. Anyone who can make both Zoolander and Escape at Dannemora is a creative force to be reckoned with.”