Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AMC buys rights to Dan Simmons' novel The Terror

I read Dan Simmons' period horror tale The Terror back in 2008 and thought it'd make for one kick ass movie or miniseries. And, true to what happens here in The Basement when it comes to Shawn and I getting cool ideas, someone was listening and made it happen.

AMC revealed today that its purchased the rights to Simmons' epic novel, which is set in 1847 and follows a naval expedition through the Northwest Passage. The challenges of cold and land begin to seem ordinary in the face of a grotesque monster that lurks near the ships. 

The TV version of The Terror is being written by David Kajganich, who is adapting Stephen King's The Stand for the big screen. Kajganich will also executive produce alongside Ridley Scott, David Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert, Meghan Lyvers, and novelist Simmons. 

If done right, this will be a winner up there with AMC's The Walking Dead. It's a big, scary story that only falters toward the end. Spoiler alert!

We'll keep you posted on the project as it develops.

Source: Deadline

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