Amazon and Paramount Television are going ahead with a series adaptation of the film, with filmmaker Adam Wingard on board to executive produce and direct. Wingard’s feature film credits include You’re Next, The Guest, 2016’s Blair Witch, Netflix’s Death Note, and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong.
Variety broke the news, reporting that the EP team also includes Jeremy Platt, Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin, the latter two of whom produced the film.
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil) and written by Philip Eisner (Mutant Chronicles), Event Horizon starred Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill and followed a rescue crew as they investigate a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned. Of course, it hasn’t returned bearing gifts. Cue some seriously messed up horror.
The film had a troubled production, with filming and editing rushed by Paramount when James Cameron’s production on Titanic was delayed. The studio demanded the film’s 130-minute cut be heavily edited, leading to clashes with Anderson. Event Horizon wasn’t a critical or financial hit when it opened in cinemas, but it did do quite well on the home entertainment market over the years and has now become something of a cult hit.
Amazon’s lining up their projects as the streaming war gets ready to heat up further. The company also has a Simon Pegg and Nick Frost-starring comedy-series in the works.