Re: Make something new
"Doc Smith would need to have some serious updating - the man couldn't write female characters for love nor money."
The storylines and characters can be updated, can't you see the cgi effects when you smash a planet with another planet being moved into position with an inertialess drive? Then top that using an anti-matter planet
The Lensman series pretty much defined space opera and the weapons used make the death stars look tame. If any books were waiting for the latest cgi to bring them to life it is these. They are not exactly intricate works of literary greatness so simply taking the concepts could work well. Should tie in well with the current demand for Marvel/DC films and TV series.