Some huge news ahead of Cannes that comes with Deadline reporting that Morgan Creek Productions is changing its name to Morgan Creek Entertainment Group as it is making a big push across television, features and digital.
The company is looking to exploit across multiple platforms its library of movie titles that include a handful of horror titles.
Clive Barker has been involved in the pitch for a Nightbreed TV series, says Morgan Creek, who stresses that it is a priority to get the blessing of the original creators for the reboots. His 1999 film followed a troubled young man who is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity. Director David Cronenberg was among the stars.
Speaking of, there also are discussions with a showrunner for a Dead Ringers series reboot, explains the site. Cronenberg directed the 1988 horror film about twin gynecologists (played by Jeremy Irons) who take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman. Cronenberg has been supportive of a Dead Ringers reimagining.
There are also plans to reboot Diabolique, as well as John Schlesinger’s terrific thriller Pacific Heights (1990), which starred the Michael Keaton as a tenant who drives a landlord couple insane
Morgan Creek has already had huge success, making this development very real.
The renewed effort to mine the library actually started five years ago with The Exorcist, a title Morgan had acquired from Warner Bros awhile back. It was rebooted as a TV series, which eventually landed at Fox and got on the air. The series, which has been a modest linear ratings performer but has earned strong reviews, is now in its second season.