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"Diabolik," "36," "Prisoners" Remake Planned

By Garth Franklin Thursday February 20th 2014 07:49PM

Three intriguing sounding series have been put into development.

First up, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and BSkyB are developing a ten-episode live-action series adaptation of hit Italian comic book "Diabolik".

The comic follows a master thief who steals from other criminals and can take on any identity he wishes. The property was previously adapted into Mario Bava's 1968 film "Danger: Diabolik".

Next, A&E Network is reportedly developing the high-concept drama series "The 36" from "Immortals" scribes Charley & Vlas Parlapanides. Michael London will produce.

The story is set in New York City, in a world of Biblical fallen angels (the Nephilim). These dark angels are only kept in check by The Righteous 36. The latter is a mystical Jewish concept which says that at all times there are 36 people in the world possessing special powers.

Finally remake rights to "Prisoners of War", the Israeli drama that was remade in the U.S. as "Homeland," has been sold to South Korea's Star J Entertainment.

The plan is essentially to produce a Korean version of the series with Kim Nam-gil set to star. Tensions between South Korea and North Korea will reportedly drive the drama.

Source: Deadline & THR

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