There has been talk of a television series based on Frank Miller’s comic book series Sin City since way back in 2013, but it finally looks like the reboot has gained some forward momentum as Deadline is reporting that a creative team has been assembled.
TWC/Dimension is developing the new series, which will be written by Glen Mazzara (whose showrunner credits include seasons two and three of The Walking Dead and A&E’s Damien, based on The Omen films), with the pilot being directed by Len Wiseman (the Underworld films). Stephen L’Heureux, who produced the second film, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, will oversee the series, producing it alongside Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman and Bob & Harvey Weinstein, who are not new to the whole adapting their old Dimension films for TV game, with three seasons of Scream on MTV and The Mist coming to Spike this summer.
According to Deadline, “the intention is to be a far departure from the films, introducing original characters and timelines within the Sin City universe.”
So while attempting to be a brand new take on the world of Sin City, the show will take its cues more from Frank Miller’s original graphic novels rather than be in continuity with the two Robert Rodriguez films, the first of which was awesome and unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, but A Dame To Kill For, did not fare as well as its predecessor, critically or financially. I’d say this is a good call. A fresh take should help to wash the bad taste of the sequel out of some fan’s mouths.
Deadline also states that networks are already beginning to show interest in the new series. I’m hoping the right network gets their hands on this one. I think it would really need to be on one of the premium cable networks, like HBO or Starz, to appease fans of the original comics.
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!