Amazon and Paramount Television are teaming up for yet another feature film to series project.
Variety reports that the 1997 science fiction horror film Event Horizon is going to be developed into a series for Prime Video with Adam Wingard set to direct and produce.
Adam Wingard is set to executive produce and direct the potential series. Wingard recently directed the film “Godzilla vs. Kong,” which is due out in theaters in March 2020.
The titled referred to a spaceship that disappeared after testing an experimental gravity drive capable of creating an artificial black hole that was meant to allow the ship to travel to distant points in the galaxy. A rescue crew and the gravity drive’s inventor are sent to investigate after the ship mysteriously reappears, only to discover that the ship traveled to a hellish dimension outside of the known universe that infects the ship with a sinister sentience, leading to multiple deaths.
The original film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill eventually grew a cult film following despite bombing at the box office at release.
In my personal opinion, Event Horizon happened to be one of the few films from the 1990s that was genuinely scary and it also seemingly helped inspire the video game franchise Deep Space.
This isn’t the only film getting the series treatment at Amazon with Lord of The Rings, Jack Ryan, Jack Reacher, and Conan at the streamer.