James Bond is often a box office draw, so it’s no surprise that the latest film for 007, ‘Skyfall,’ is doing well after premiering last weekend. But two of the men behind the latest Bond film are teaming up for something completely different: a television drama about vampire hunters.According to Deadline, director Sam Mendes (‘American Beauty’, ‘Away We Go’, ‘Jarhead’) and writer John Logan (‘Hugo’, ‘Star Trek: Nemesis’, ‘Gladiator’) are reteaming for some work on the small screen in the same vein as ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.’ The show is said to be set in 1800s London and feature fictional literary characters such as Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein as they team up to hunt vampires.
Not much else is known about the project, like who’s starring or what network it’ll be on, though Mendes will be producing the show through his Neal Street Productions moniker.
So this series will be in the same vein as ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’? It sounds almost exactly like it! However, when the Alan Moore comic was adapted for the screen, there were many who weren’t happy with the outcome, so maybe Mendes and Logan can get the formula right this time.
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