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Paul WS Anderson developing Mimic series for Miramax TV

August 5th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It seems that Guillermo Del Toro’s first US movie, Mimic, is getting a reboot on the small screen. 

Resident Evil and Event Horizon’s Paul WS Anderson is adapting the movie into a series written by Orange in the New Black’s Jim Danger Gray who will also showrun the series. Anderson will reportedly also direct the pilot episode.

As with the movie, the series will be inspired by Donald A. Wollheim’s short story about genetically enhanced insects who can ‘mimic’ people, making it easier to prey on them.

It will follow a team working to stop the bugs from taking over the world!

Miramax’s new Head of Worldwide Television said of the project: “Paul is one of the leading filmmakers of his generation in the world of science fiction, and we are excited to bring a bold new take on this classic title to life in television that will make your skin crawl, scare the hell out of you and speak loudly to these strange times we all find ourselves in. I couldn’t think of a better writer to bring this world to life than Jim Danger Gray, whose work I’ve admired for a long time.”

I’m a massive fan of Del Toro but Mimic is the one movie of his that I just cannot get into. Maybe it was studio interference or maybe it was because it was his first US movie, but in comparison to movies Like Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone or even Crimson Peak, the movie just lacks Del Toro’s visual and creative flair.

Anyway, what say you all? Will this be one to get you excited? Let me know your thoughts, folks…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….