Oscar Winning Director Taika Waititi Adapting Graphic Novel 'The Auteur' for New Series at Showtime Starring Jude Law!
Hot off of his Oscar win for Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi is returning to horror with a new series!...
...Via Deadline, Showtime is developing a half-hour horror comedy series called The Auteur, directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do In the Shadows) and starring Jude Law! Based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson, the series will be written by Waititi and Peter Warren (Ghost Team).
In The Auteur:
"Desperate to make a great horror movie after a massive bomb, a film producer accidentally traps his production on a backlot with a serial killer."
That to us sounds like a love letter to horror filmmaking with slasher influences, and with the talented Waititi behind this and coming off his Oscar winning film, Jojo Rabbit, we know The Auteur is going to be something special.
Showtime's EVP of Scripted Porgramming, Amy Israel, told the site, “'The Auteur' unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love letter to the movies that will make you simultaneously die laughing and want to run for your life."
The Auteur is executive produced by Taika Waititi, Peter Warren, Jude Law, Eric Gitter, Rick Spears, James Callahan and Dan Halsted.
By Matt Konopka