Subscribers to Shudder – the streaming service of AMC Networks that focuses on thrillers, suspense and horror titles – could be in for a treat at some point in the near future, as Patty Jenkins is listed as being attached to an upcoming original Shudder project. The service is new to the realm of original programming, and with its first commissioned piece – the horror documentary Primal Screen – about to premiere on the channel, more details about upcoming original programming for Shudder have been released.
Among them is Riprore, which “focuses on the heart of gangland Los Angeles, where a gruesome discovery sparks a frenetic homicide investigation, but underneath the surface lurks a darkness that leads to the end of days.” This seemingly apocalyptic horror is written by Sam Sheridan, who previously wrote A Fighter’s Heart and The Disaster Diaries.
The details do not specify that Jenkins is confirmed to direct – merely that she is “attached”- but the dark tone is certainly in her wheelhouse. Her first feature length film was 2003’s Academy Award winning Monster, which was based on the life and crimes of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. She also has two episodes of The Killing, and an episode of Betrayal under her belt. But, it’s Wonder Woman that has catapulted the career of Patty Jenkins into the stratosphere.
The first live-action solo movie for the iconic Amazonian warrior princess is currently in theatres and has proven itself to be a spectacular hit – both critically and commercially. Unsurprisingly, fans are already clamouring for confirmation that Jenkins will helm the inevitable Wonder Woman sequel – but that official announcement has yet to be made. Whether Riprore has an impact on the potential production schedule of Wonder Woman 2 is therefore open to speculation – but it’s certainly heartening to know that Patty Jenkins is apparently still keen to return to the horror-thriller genre in which she got her start.