Director James Wan has found his next comic book adaptation. After chasing giant sea creatures through Atlantis, Wan is looking to pursue the paranormal through dark, gloomy alleys with a new adaptation of Dylan Dog.
Variety reports Wan has joined forces with Italian comic book publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore for a 10-episode live-action television series based on Tiziano Sclavi's long-running horror title. Wan's production house, Atomic Monster, will co-produce the reboot of the series, the first since 2011's feature film Dylan Dog: Dead of Night flopped.
"James Wan and Atomic Monster are masters of the horror genre and have a proven sensibility on how best to adapt comics to the screen...We are so thrilled to have this dream team working on one of our most important characters,” Bonelli Entertainment president David Bonelli said in a statement.
After getting his start co-writing and directing Saw, Wan has gone on to become a horror powerhouse, responsible for iconic series including The Conjuring and Insidious.
For over 33 years and 500-plus installments, Dylan Dog has followed the titular British paranormal detective and his Groucho Marx impersonator sidekick (appropriately named Grouch) as they crack cases involving all manner of monsters, ghouls and ghosts.
So far, no other details were revealed for Wan's newest project, other than they are actively assembling a writing team to tackle the new show. No release window has been announced.