Terry Gilliam’s 2005 fantasy film The Brothers Grimm, which starred Matt Damon and the late Heath Ledger, is following in the footsteps of 12 Monkeys, Fargo and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, now that Ehren Kruger has been tasked with penning a TV adaptation for Miramax.
Kruger, the prolific scribe behind The Ring and the last three Transformers films, wrote the script for the original movie and will build off that origin story for the series. As with The Brothers Grimm, the show is expected to follow the adventures of brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm as they hunt supernatural entities in 19th century Europe.
Zanne Devine, Miramax’s executive vice president of film and television, said:
“The tales of the Brothers Grimm are beloved around the world and offer an endless well of story and character to draw from. It’s a natural fit for television.”
Miramax Vice President of Television Daniel Pipski, who first conceived the project, added:
“We reached out to Ehren Kruger and producing partner Daniel Bobker to see if they had any interest in making ‘The Brothers Grimm’ movie into a TV show and the pitch Ehren came back with blew us away. We’re thrilled to be working with a writer of his caliber.”
For his part, Kruger is ecstatic to be again working in the universe of The Brothers Grimm. He commented:
“The original stories the Brothers set out to collect were not for the faint of heart and we’ll be making a show that gets back to those origins and their cautionary, scary, thrilling spirit.”
Gilliam, who famously clashed with producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein as well as Kruger during production on The Brothers Grimm, is not expected to be involved in the project. Of course, the question on everyone’s minds at this juncture is whether Miramax will be able to attract big-name stars to fill the central roles (like Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton on Fargo) or whether it will cast lesser-known actors (like D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series).
As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.
Source: Coming Soon