AMC has put a TV series adaptation of Dan Simmons’ 2007 novel “The Terror” into development.
The book is an acclaimed fictional spin on the true story of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1840’s. Two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, traverse well below freezing conditions in the Arctic in an attempt to forge the Northwest Passage. Both ships were lost.
The novel follows the fictional scenario in which Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation, scurvy, mutiny and cannibalism. They are also stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster called a Tuunbaq which randomly picks off crewmen.
David Kajganich (“The Invasion,” “Town Creek”) is penning the adaptation, and he will also produce alongside Simmons, Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Meghan Lyvers.