Stephen Hopkins, director of A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child and Predator 2, attended the ongoing Cinepocalypse Film Festival here in Chicago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Judgment Night. During the film’s Q+A, Hopkins, who directs an enormous amount of television in recent years, revealed that he’s in discussions to take part in an adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis‘ “Scarlet” comic series. Bendis is the co-creator of the Marvel character Jessica Jones.
Back in 2016, it was revealed that “Scarlet” was being developed as a series at Cinemax. It appears that there continues to be progress on the development front as Hopkins is in the mix to direct. It’s unclear if he would direct the pilot or subsequent episodes.
From Marvel’s Icon Comics imprint, the series is about a young woman named Scarlet Rue from Portland who rebels against a corrupt society and ends up starting a new American revolution in the process.
Much like “Deadpool”, the series often breaks the fourth wall in that the protagonist talks to the reader of the comic. The title is illustrated and co-created by Alex Maleev. (Wiki)
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