Mirmax Television have announced Guillermo Del Toro‘s 1997 horror Mimic is to get a TV Reboot. Deadline have broke the news which also said Paul W.S Anderson is set to direct the Pilot episode.
The report states the Resident Evil director will be the shows executive producer with Jermey Bolt his regular producing partner. The series showrunner will be Jim Danger Gray who has worked on Hannibal as well as Orange Is The New Black.
Miramax TV Head Marc Helwig “Miramax TV couldn’t be more thrilled to be in business with Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt and Jim Danger Gray on Mimic, Paul is one of the leading filmmakers of his generation in the world of science fiction, and we are excited to bring a bold new take on this classic title to life in television that will make your skin crawl, scare the hell out of you and speak loudly to these strange times we all find ourselves in. I couldn’t think of a better writer to bring this world to life than Jim Danger Gray, whose work I’ve admired for a long time.”
The Guilermo Del Toro film is based on Donald A. Wollheim’s short story of the same name. Mimic revolves around genetically engineered insects who evolve, and grow to astonishing size .Developing the ability to mimic their human prey, forcing humanity into the race to stop them from taking over.The film starred Mira Sorvino with Josh Brolin.
Despite the negative criticisms of Resident Evil franchise, it still earned over $1 billion.Money talks, and if there’s one gleaming light from his films is Event Horizon.
At this point we have no word on what TV networks may buy this show, but like any new show they’ll go on a shopping spree.