While their latest film, the new James Bond flick Skyfall, is breaking box office records, the film’s co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes are already working on a brand new project together – a vampire project! Yes!
In what will be both Logan and Mendes’ TV series debut, the two have partnered for a vampire drama project. It has been reported that the script, written by Logan with Mendes attached to produce and possibly direct, has already been sent to premium cable networks.
The show is described as an origin story set in the 1800s London in the vein of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which also was set in 19th century Europe, including London, and featured a wide assortment of fictional literary characters. The Logan/Mendes project also features a flurry of characters, such as Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein as they hunt for vampires. The drama probably won’t have any spy-like elements since Eon Prods., who produces the Bond films, has a long history of keeping its writers and directors from working on other ‘spy’ projects, even when they’re finished with a 007 movie and have moved on.
Due to their long list of achievements and the many amazing projects they have worked on, I am pretty excited about this TV show. Logan has been nominated for three Oscars for co-writing Gladiator, and scripting Hugo and The Aviator. His work also includes Rango, Sweeney Todd, The Last Samurai and Any Given Sunday, and he won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle awards for his play Red. Mendes won an Oscar for his feature directorial debut, American Beauty. His directing credits also include Revolutionary Road and Away We Go. So yeah, these two are high up in the chain of awesome.
Who else is excited about this upcoming vampire hunter drama?