Hivemind announced that James Wan and his Atomic Monster production company are partnering for “Gideon Falls,” Hivemind’s upcoming adaptation of the best-selling Image Comics series from creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. The adaptation recently won “Best New Series” at the 2019 Eisner Awards, and Wan will executive produce the hour-long horror drama alongside Michael Clear, Jason Brown, Sean Daniel, Kathy Lingg, Dinesh Shamdasani, and original series creators Lemire and Sorrentino. Rob Hackett will oversee for Atomic Monster.
“We are very excited about James Wan and Atomic Monster joining the Gideon Falls team,” said series co-creators Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino. “James’ creative vision will be a wonderful fit for the world of GIDEON FALLS and to help adapt the series to television in a truly unique and exciting way.”
The official description reads, “An atmospheric thriller colliding rural mystery and urban horror, the series follows an ensemble cast of seemingly random strangers — a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising female sheriff, and a young recluse obsessed with unraveling a conspiracy buried in his city’s trash — as they become drawn into a mystery connected to a long-forgotten local legend.”
“To have a filmmaker of James Wan’s caliber, talent, and vision contributing to the atmospheric and terrifying world that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have created with GIDEON FALLS is nothing short of incredible,” said Hivemind co-founders Kathy Lingg, Dinesh Shamdasani, and Jason Brown. “This is a high-powered and formidable combination for one of the most acclaimed comic series of the decade, and James and his colleagues at Atomic Monster – Michael Clear and Rob Hackett – are the perfect partners to help bring our adaptation to life. Fans of Gideon Falls rest assured: We have some incredible surprises yet in store.”
“Gideon Falls” is just one of the projects that Hivemind has been working on. The company is also behind Netflix’s “The Witcher” fantasy franchise starring Henry Cavill, and Amazon’s popular sci-fi series “The Expanse,” which was recently renewed for a fifth season in advance of the fourth’s debut. The company is also currently producing the upcoming feature film “Bloodshot,” starring Vin Diesel and based on the best-selling Valiant comic book series, for Sony Pictures.
Other projects from the company include “Weird Fantasy,” a new TV series based on the science-fiction stories of EC Comics, and a biographical feature film chronicling the life of comic book publisher and MAD MAGAZINE co-founder William M. Gaines. The company is also working on the first live-action adaptation of “Final Fantasy,” in partnership with Square Enix and Sony Pictures Television.
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