Filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Star Wars: Rogue One) made his directorial debut on the sci-fi/horror feature film, MONSTERS. Now it’s being developed as a TV series in the UK.
British sci-fi horror film Monsters is being turned into a television series by Vertigo Films for UK broadcaster Channel 4.
Top Boy creator Ronan Bennett will act as showrunner with up-and-coming British writers Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith writing. It is currently in development with Channel 4 in the UK, via the head of international drama Simon Maxwell, and the producers are looking to secure a major U.S. partner and are in talks with broadcasters and SVOD services including Netflix and Amazon.
The film, which was released in 2010 via Vertigo and Magnet Releasing in the U.S., follows an American photojournalist, played by Scoot McNairy, who is tasked with escorting his employer’s daughter, played by Whitney Able, back to the U.S. by crossing an infected zone full of creatures in Mexico.
Gareth Edwards involvement in the series has yet to be determined, but we’ll know more once the series gets a full green light.
Watch the film trailer for Monsters here: