As announced at New York Comic Con, James Wan, director of Aquaman and creator of the popular Conjuring franchise, is partnering with Hivemind for the television adaption of Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino's Gideon Falls.
"We are very excited about James Wan and Atomic Monster joining the Gideon Falls team," Lemire said in a statement. "James’ creative vision will be a wonderful fit for the world of Gideon Falls and to help adapt the series to television in a truly unique and exciting way."
In Gideon Falls, which is published by Image Comics, the lives of a washed-up Catholic priest, an uncompromising sheriff and a young recluse obsessed with a conspiracy involving the city's trash become intertwined around the local legend of the Black Barn, an otherworldly building said to have appeared in both the city and the small town throughout history, bringing madness in its wake.
In June 2018, the rights to Gideon Falls were acquired by Hivemind, a production company headed by longtime producing partners Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, Bad Robot veteran Kathy Lingg and former Valiant Entertainment CEO Dinesh Shamdasani.
"To have a filmmaker of James Wan's caliber, talent, and vision contributing to the atmospheric and terrifying world that Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino have created with Gideon Falls is nothing short of incredible," Lingg, Brown and Shadasani said in a joint statement. "This is a high-powered and formidable combination for one of the most acclaimed comic series of the decade, and James and his colleagues at Atomic Monster – Michael Clear and Rob Hackett – are the perfect partners to help bring our adaptation to life. Fans of Gideon Falls, rest assured: We have some incredible surprises yet in store."