Netflix and Darkish Horse Leisure have inked a multi-year, first-look movie and TV deal extending their inventive partnership, on the similar time pronouncing the release of construction on two new tasks—a movie titled Bang! and a chain referred to as Thoughts MGMT.
Within the former undercover agent mystery, in accordance with the comedian sequence by means of Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres, a terrorist cult units out to start out the apocalypse with a chain of novels intended to brainwash their readers, with the sector’s maximum celebrated undercover agent then being despatched to trace down and kill the creator accountable. Idris Elba (The More difficult They Fall) will celebrity within the movie, written by means of Kindt (Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe) and Zak Olkewicz, which reunites the latter with director David Leitch following their paintings on Sony’s actioner Bullet Educate. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg will produce for Darkish Horse, together with Leitch and Kelly McCormick for 87 North, and Elba.
Thoughts MGMT is a chain adaptation of the comedian e-book sequence by means of Kindt by which a younger girl stumbles onto the top-secret Thoughts Control program. Her resulting adventure comes to weaponized psychics, hypnotic promoting, speaking dolphins, and apparently immortal pursuers, as she makes an attempt to seek out the person who used to be MIND MGMT’s largest good fortune – and its maximum devastating failure. However in an international the place folks can rewrite truth itself, can she believe anything else she sees? Curtis Gwinn, the Emmy-nominated writer-producer best possible recognized for his paintings on Stranger Issues, will exec produce the sequence, together with Darkish Horse’s Richardson and Goldberg.
Netflix maximum not too long ago collaborated with the movie and TV manufacturing arm of the storied Darkish Horse Comics at the 3rd season of The Umbrella Academy, which in its first 4 weeks reached the Netflix World Most sensible 10 in TV in 91 international locations, with 283.55M hours considered. A 3rd, up to now introduced undertaking that the corporations are creating in combination is the drama sequence Revenge Inc., all in favour of a secret, underground corporate that makes a speciality of revenge. Matthew Arnold is serving as showrunner for that undertaking and exec generating along Richardson, Goldberg and Chris Tongue. Additionally within the works is the characteristic Girl Killer—an action-thriller a couple of Nineteen Fifties housewife main a secret lifestyles as a highly-trained killer for rent. Blake Full of life will produce and celebrity in that pic, in accordance with the comedian sequence by means of Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Wealthy.
Earlier Darkish Horse Leisure releases come with the Netflix movie Polar, starring Mads Mikkelsen; the Netflix animated sequence Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, returning later this yr for its 2nd season; and the animated movie Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness, which not too long ago spent 4 weeks at the Netflix Movie (English) Most sensible 10.
Elba is represented by means of The Artists Partnership in the United Kingdom, WME, M88 and Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole; Leitch by means of CAA and Johnson Shapiro; Olkewicz by means of CAA, 3 Arts and Felker Toczek Suddleson; Gwinn by means of WME, 3 Arts Leisure, and Lev Ginsburg; and Kindt by means of Rothman Brecher Ehrich Livingston.