Previously a low budget 90s horror movie, Mimic is about to get the TV treatment…
Donald A. Wollheim’s short story Mimic, which tells the horrifying tale of what happens when genetically engineered insects evolve enough to develop the ability to mimic humans, is getting adapted again, this time as a TV series with half an eye on the 1997 movie version by Crimson Peak and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro.
The in-development TV pilot will be helmed by Paul WS Anderson and his Event Horizon and Resident Evil franchise producing partner Jeremy Bolt, while Hannibal‘s Jim Danger Gray is penning it. del Toro is not involved.
“Miramax TV couldn’t be more thrilled to be in business with Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt and Jim Danger Gray on Mimic,” said Marc Helwig, Head of Worldwide Television at Miramax TV. “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.”
“The world of insects has been a long-term fascination of mine,” Anderson added. “So much strength and organisation from such tiny creatures that have existed long before humankind and will survive long after our demise. It’s an exciting world that I’m thrilled to jump into, especially with such great partners as Jim and Miramax.”
“Mimic explores, on its surface, the idea of insects taking over,” said series writer Jim Danger Gray. “Body horror, the anxiety of ‘a bug’ living inside of us, the death of truth, the denial of science and the rise of personal entitlement are at the heart of our show as it examines how society is eaten alive by an invasion that is laying bare its greatest insecurities and failures.”