It’s been 32 years since Martin Scorsese remade the classic 1962 thriller Cape Fear. With Academy Award nominations and universal praise, the film has gone down in the history books as one of the most successful remakes ever.
Now Scorsese has decided it’s time to revisit his vision, with the announcement of a brand-new television adaption produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
After a fierce bidding war for the project, Universal Television have landed the rights to produce a Cape Fear television series alongside Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Nick Antosca, known for his work on Chucky and Channel Zero, will act as showrunner for the series adaption, with little else being known.
A logline for the series reads as follows:
“A storm is coming for a pair of married attorneys when an infamous killer from their past gets released after years in prison. A tense, contemporary thriller that examines America’s obsession with true crime in the 21st century.”
News of casting and proposed filming dates and locations are not yet known, but we will keep an eye on this intriguing and surprising project and bring you any further news.