It’s been no secret that Robert Rodriguez (‘Sin City’, ‘Machete’) has wanted to turn his classic vampire film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ into an ongoing TV series. His grind house rooted, pulp filled, vampire film long ago earned cult classic status and he’s wanted to have another go of it for quite some time. (We’ll pretend the direct-to-video Parts 2 and 3 never existed. Honestly, Rodriguez didn’t have anything to do with them anyway.)
Well it looks as if Rodriguez is lined up to write, produce, and direct the series! Spanish-language network Univision has teamed up with new cable channel El Rey in order to develop the series which will begin filming in Austin, TX in the middle of October.
While Rodriguez has quite a bit of experience behind the camera, to date it’s been on feature films. Television is quite a bit stricter on ratings and what can be shown. Fortunately for Robert, he happens to help run the cable channel El Rey that will be premiering on Comcast.This may give him some leeway pushing any sex and violence through that he’ll want to see. For those who haven’t seen ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ (or the other films he’s been behind) this one revolves killing vampires (half of which are strippers) in a seedy Mexican bar in the middle of nowhere.
Official Synopsis of the ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ movie that this will be loosely based off of
It’s nonstop thrills when George Clooney (THE PERFECT STORM, THREE KINGS) and Quentin Tarantino (PULP FICTION) star as the Gecko brothers — two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree! After kidnapping a father (Harvey Keitel — U-571) and his two kids (including Juliette Lewis — NATURAL BORN KILLERS), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar’s truly notorious clientele, they’re forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive!
No official word yet if this will focus on the Gecko brothers (Who would probably not be portrayed by a returning Clooney or Tarantino as pictured above) or just the vampires from the film.
Do you think this is a film that could translate well to the small screen? Will he be able to mix in as much sex and violence as he’s known for? Chime in below!