Guillermo Del Toro’s 1997 Mimic is getting a reboot in the form of a TV series from Miramax TV. This time around Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Event Horizon) and producer Jeremy Bolt are taking over.
Mimic, based on Donald A. Wollheim’s short story was done up in Del Toro flair back in the 90s. Since then there have been a couple of sequels that continued the story of bugs evolving to imitate mankind but a lot of time has gone by since the last time we have seen anything from this world.
“Paul is one of the leading filmmakers of his generation in the world of science fiction, and we are excited to bring a bold new take on this classic title to life in television that will make your skin crawl, scare the hell out of you and speak loudly to these strange times we all find ourselves in. I couldn’t think of a better writer to bring this world to life than Jim Danger Gray, whose work I’ve admired for a long time.” Marc Helwig, head of worldwide television for Miramax TV told Deadline.
Mimic has a lot of story to explore. The 97 film was very solid, but it focused on one incident that pointed to insects beginning to come top side. It only cracked the surface on what could be a world takeover.
What do you guys think about a Mimic TV series? Will you be watching?