The 1997 film Event Horizon remains one of the ’90s scariest films, as well as one of the greatest sci-fi/horror mashups of all time. So it’s no wonder the 22-year-old movie is getting a reboot in the form of a brand new TV series.
According to Variety, Amazon is teaming with Paramount to develop an Event Horizon series TV show to stream on Amazon’s Prime Video service. Godzilla vs. Kong director Adam Wingard will both executive produce and direct the new series, and he certainly seems up to the task. In addition to helming next year’s monster matchup, Wingard has a lengthy résumé of horror films he’s directed, such as Blair Witch, Death Note, You’re Next, and segments in the anthology films V/H/S and The ABCs of Death. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin, who produced the original film, will also produce the new series, along with Jeremy Platt.
The original Event Horizon, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, tells the story of an experimental ship called the Event Horizon that has reappeared in outer space after going missing several years ago. A rescue mission is launched to look for survivors, and they soon discover that she ship was transported to an evil dimension — Hell, basically — and has returned possessed… and deadly. The movie is all kinds of scary and gory, and it should be very interesting to see how it translates to a slow burn television series.