Space horror fans have a reason to rejoice as Amazon Studios is bringing us a televised adaption of ‘Event Horizon’ by Adam Wingard (‘Death Note’,’Blair Witch’)! The director and executive producer for the show is currently busy in post-production on ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ but this news should be music to anyone’s ears who either enjoys the subgenre or the original 1997 film which starred Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne. To bring this new series to life, Amazon had partnered with Paramount Television, and hopefully, we’ll see it have the ratings to last more than a season or two which is a problem that many of Amazon’s shows seem to have.
The streaming service enjoys greenlighting a ton of genre content, but not much makes it to a third season.
Joining Wingard behind the camera will be Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin who were producers on the original film and are back to help on the creative side of things. Writer Philip Eisner and Paul W.S. Anderson are not currently said to be involved.
‘Event Horizon’ is about a prototype starship which has gone missing and suddenly reappeared. A rescue mission is launched where viewers slowly learn that the ship has gone to Hell and back with those who went on the rescue mission are slowly meeting their demise. To say that this is a dark movie is an understatement and feels more Lovecraftian or something from the mind of Clive Barker.
If you haven’t seen the film, it is very much something that is in Anderson’s style of movies which you’ll either love or hate. While I don’t feel that all of the film stands up over time, I completely love the concept behind it.
It isn’t clear if this new series will be a second mission to the ship or a complete reboot of the property. Either way, I’m thrilled to hear about this announcement.
Will you be checking out Amazon’s ‘Event Horizon’ when it eventually debuts? Do you feel that this will be a reboot or a continuation of the original film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!