Published between 1986 and 2013 and spanning more than 19 novels and short stories, author Brian Lumley’s Necroscope series is finally getting a screen adaptation.
As reported by Deadline, Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s production company Revelations Entertainment has acquired the rights to the horror novels, which will be adapted “across multiple media including episodic TV, animated features, video games, graphic novels, and emerging formats.” Glenn Hetrick (Face-Off), who has teamed up with McCreary, Gary Lucchesi, and Michael McKay on the project, has been conceptualising these adaptations for years.
“I am fully committed to breathing life into every molecule of the visually compelling elements that comprise this sprawling literary universe, and I intend to do so with a terrifying veracity,” Hetrick says. “It is, in short, my life’s work. Coupled with an integrity to both character and story, this unique approach will allow us to ‘peel back the curtain’ for a brand-new generation of global audience members while honouring the heritage so adored by the massive fan base. […] The adaptation work leans heavily into the verisimilitude of Lumley’s rich, supernatural mythology—specifically in regard to its parallels with real-world philosophies, religions, and history… the science of Magick… grounding our story in the most terrifying fictional reality ever created.”
“The Necroscope universe allows us to explore the global themes of horror in a way never done before,” McCreary says. McKay adds that the series is “far too epic… and simply too good… to relegate it to a single film.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)