Two long thought dead and past it properties are looking to be revived – on the small screen.
Sonar Entertainment (a rebranded RHI Entertainment) has announced it is developing weekly dramas based on both Clive Barker’s “Hellraiser” films and H. Rider Haggard’s pulp adventure hero Allan Quatermain.
Panacea Entertainment is co-producing the new take on “Hellraiser” which will see the return of Pinhead and the Cenobites, however there’s no word on what form the show will take.
In regards to “Quatermain”, Sonar and Ecosse Films are developing ten hour-long episodes with a combined budget of $30 million says The Hollywood Reporter.
Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle (“Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal”) will pen the series with this season serving as an adaptation of the most famous story featuring the character – “King Solomon’s Mines”. The scripts are expected to be completed by mid-year and shooting will take place in Africa.
The company was at MipTV in Cannes over the weekend touting these projects amongst others including an eight-hour “King Tut” miniseries and an adaptation of the comic “Mirror Mirror”.