Our time in Basin City might not be over just yet. It’s being reported that a TV series based on Frank Miller‘s comic Sin City is now being developed.
The TV series is being developed by The Weinstein Company and Dimension, based on a take from writer Glen Mazzara. Mazzara created TV series like Crash and the show based on The Omen, Damien. He’s also the former showrunner of The Walking Dead, and wrote and produced episodes of The Shield, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Hawthorne, and more.
You might think that with the high-profile remakes of classic horror titles like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and many others we’ve seen produced, it wouldn’t be at all difficult to get one made these days, but this is not the case.
One of the remakes that was set to head our way, was that of horror master Clive Barker‘s Hellraiser. And thought fans likely didn’t want to see it, even Barker himself stated that he was OK with remakes so long as they were done faithfully. Even so, the remake has faced a bumpy road to production, and it now appears that it might not even happen at all. Apparently Dimension Films was in talks with Christian E. Christiansen to direct, but those talks have now ended. At one point Pascal Laugierwas attached to direct, but clearly that relationship also ended.
Dimension Films’ Piranha 3D has been a hot topic as of late. Since seeing the first trailer, moviegoers have anticipated the film in hopes of some good old fashioned monster movie carnage.
Upon its release this past weekend, the movie only made $10 million in its opening weekend — a little under half of its budget — but by the time its theatrical run is complete and the movie makes a run on DVD and Blu-ray, it should make that back and more. The most important thing is that critically Piranha 3D has been surprisingly loved (it has a fresh rating of over 80% going for it at Rotten Tomatoes) and the movie has delivered on all its campy gory promises.
With all of that said, Dimension has decided to keep the party moving. It has been officially announced that Piranha 3D — The Sequel is now on the way. Producer Mark Canton, when speaking of the announcement, said “We are thrilled that audiences are not just loving PIRANHA 3D, but cheering for it. And it’s fantastic that so many critics are really getting the movie and recommending it. We can’t wait to get to work on the sequel.”