British sci-fi horror film Monsters is being turned into a television series by Vertigo Films for UK broadcaster Channel 4, Deadline reports. The feature was the directorial debut of Star Wars spin-off Rogue One and Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards.
The film, which was released in 2010 via Vertigo and Magnet Releasing in the U.S., follows an American photojournalist, played by Scoot McNairy, who is tasked with escorting his employer’s daughter, played by Whitney Able, back to the U.S by crossing an infected zone full of creatures in Mexico.
Edwards is likely to be involved behind the scenes with his full involvement determined when the project has been fully greenlit.
Top Boy creator Ronan Bennett will act as showrunner with up-and-coming British writers Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith writing. It is currently in development with Channel 4 in the UK, via head of international drama Simon Maxwell, and the producers are looking to secure a major U.S. partner and is in talks with broadcasters and SVOD services including Netflix and Amazon. C4 hopes that the big-budget drama will follow a similar path as its Philip K. Dick adaptation “Electric Dreams”, which is set to launch on Amazon, and Kudos sci-fi thriller “Humans”, which is a co-pro with AMC.