A TV series based on Event Horizon is in the works at Amazon.
The online giant is teaming up with Paramount TV to develop a show based on the 1997 sci-fi horror film, reports Variety.
The series will be directed by You’re Next helmer Adam Wingard, who will executive produce. Wingard, who has just directed Godzilla vs. Kong, brings significant horror kudos to the project, with The Guest and the Blair Witch reboot both on his CV. He is also no stranger to streaming, having directed Netflix’s live action remake of Death Note. Joining him as exec producers are Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin, who produced the original film, and Jeremy Platt.
The movie was directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner. It follows the crew of a spaceship, which is sent on a rescue mission when the titular craft disappears, only to reappear seven years later in orbit around Neptune. The rescue team discover a dead crew and start to experience disturbing hallucinations, which or may not be linked to the experimental gravity drive onboard. Sam Neill started as the drive’s inventor; alongside Laurence Fishburne as the captain of the rescue ship.
The movie flopped theatrically but has found a significant cult following on video. That’s enough to make the prospect of a Stargate-esque series with a built-in audience attractive to Amazon, which is increasingly investing in genre projects and is not averse to TV shows based on existing properties: as well as Jack Ryan (also produced by Paramount TV), Amazon has a series based on Galaxy Quest and the Jack Reacher novels in development, and TV series based on Lord of the Rings, the Jack Ryan novels, Homecoming, The Boys and Tales from the Loop in production.