The 1997 science fiction horror film which gave me nightmares as a child, Event Horizon, is copping a TV series, Variety reports. The adaptation is currently in development with Paramount Television in partnership with Amazon.
Godzilla vs. King Kong director, Adam Wingard, will serve as executive producer on the show, alongside Jeremy Platt, Larry Gordon, and Lloyd Levin, the latter two of which produced the original film.
Directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner, the movie centres around the Event Horizon, a spacecraft that reappears seven years after its mysterious disappearance on the way to the star Proxima Centauri. A rescue team is sent to investigate, only to find that the ship has been somewhere truly fucked up and brought back some kind of weird, hellish sentience. It stars Sam Neill as the inventor of the ship’s experimental gravity drive, and Laurence Fishburne as the rescue ship’s captain.
Not much is known about how the series will be connected to the movie, but I’m pretty keen on the idea of it. I still find the entire concept of the film insanely interesting, despite it giving me an enormous case of the heebie-jeebies. It’s a weird-ass film that I’m strangely drawn to, which is something a few of us at PTV have in common.
There’s no word on when we can expect to hear more about the TV adaptation, but I’m certainly keen to see how it pans out given the movie was considered a commercial and critical failure, bringing in only $26.7 million on an absurd $60 million budget. Yikes.
Bring it on, I say.