In space, nobody can hear you adapt a film to television.
Viva Variety, Amazon is partnering with Paramount Television to develop a series adaptation of the 1997 cult classic sci-fi horror film Event Horizon. The forces that be have tapped You’re Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard to executive produce and direct the series.
The original film was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson of Resident Evil infamy and written by Philip Eisner. As the outlet points out:
“The titled referred to a spaceship that disappeared after testing an experimental gravity drive capable of creating an artificial black hole that was meant to allow the ship to travel to distant points in the galaxy. A rescue crew and the gravity drive’s inventor are sent to investigate after the ship mysteriously reappears, only to discover that the ship traveled to a hellish dimension outside of the known universe that infects the ship with a sinister sentience, leading to multiple deaths.”
It starred Laurence Fishburne as the captain of the rescue ship with Sam Neill playing the inventor of the gravity drive.
Among the many shows currently produce by Paramount Television is the Amazon series Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski as well as the Netflix shows 13 Reasons Why and The Haunting.
Clearly Amazon is chasing after the gory body horror that helped make the initial film such a cult staple. Adam Wingard has proven the aptitude for such things with his streak of mostly great horror films. The filmmaker’s next project is Godzilla Vs. Kong, which stomps into theaters March 2020.
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