Given the current state of the world, though, ‘Maniac Cop’ will also be a strong commentary on the decline of civilization.”“Maniac Cop” will follow “Too Old to Die Young” as Refn’s second television series. “We’ve been talking about a re-imagining of the ‘Maniac Cop’ films for a number of years, but as we continued to work on the material, we found ourselves wanting to explore the world we were creating in greater depth.”Refn added, “Turning ‘Maniac Cop’ into a series will allow us to realize our wildest ambitions and to reach an enormous audience though partners HBO and Canal Plus. Given the current state of the world, though, ‘Maniac Cop’ will also be a strong commentary on the decline of civilization.”Refn and Hyams will both executive produce as well, along with Nick Hall, Lene Borglum, Frederic Fiore, Alex Gayner, Efe Cakarel, and William Lustig. “We’ve been talking about a re-imagining of the ‘Maniac Cop’ films for a number of years, but as we continued to work on the material, we found ourselves wanting to explore the world we were creating in greater depth. Read Next: Kerry Washington, Daniel Levy and Will Ferrell are 2020’s Emmy Awards Overachievers The Amazon drama premiered at the Cannes Film Festival before … Maniac Cop, a modern adaptation of William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic that Nicolas Winding Refn and his partner Lene Børglum are producing, was set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles. Per Deadline, Refn and John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Regeneration) will spearhead an event series version of Maniac Cop for HBO and Canal+, … The series will be the first production of Refn’s byNWR Originals, a part of his cultural site byNWR.com, and is created in partnership with Refn will serve as showrunner and will direct the entire series with John Hyams.Set in Los Angeles, “Maniac Cop” is said to be told through a kaleidoscope of characters, from cop to common criminal.

Maniac Cop, the 1988-1993 slasher film franchise, has been eyed for a remake treatment of some kind for several years, with its last attempt, a feature film, having come to a screeching halt a few years back. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. “Maniac Cop” got its start as a 1988 slasher movie directed by William Lustig and starring Robert Z’Dar, Tom Atkins, and Bruce Campbell.

He also served as showrunner on Season 1 of the Netflix series “Black Summer.” His other directing credits include shows like “NYPD Blue,” “The Originals,” and “Chicago Fire.”Refn is repped by WME and Nelson Davis LLP. Joseph Baxter Oct 11, 2019 Classic campy horror film franchise Maniac Cop is getting a remake series at HBO with Nicolas Winding Refn in the driver’s seat. Classic campy horror film franchise Maniac Cop is getting a remake series at HBO with Nicolas Winding Refn … Nicolas Winding Refn and John Hyams, of Drive and Universal Soldier fame respectively, are adapting Maniac Cop and its two sequels into an event series for HBO and Canal Plus. Stavolta tocca a Maniac Cop.. Il film è un horror cult di fine anni ’80, primo capitolo di un a trilogia diretta da William Lustig. Nicolas Winding Refn is set to take on a series adaptation of the cult film franchise “Maniac Cop,” Variety has learned.. Hyams is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein. Maniac Cop: Nicolas Winding Refn Set for HBO Remake TV Series. Dopo l’acclamata serie di successo per Amazon Prime Video, Too Old To Die Young, ecco che il regista di capolavori come The Neon Demon torna alla ribalta e rimane nel mondo della serialità. The plot follows a murdered police officer who is resurrected and sets out on a mission of revenge to kill the men who wronged him, all while being pursued by his former law enforcement co-workers.“I’ve always been a devoted admirer of John Hyams,” Refn said in a statement announcing the new series. Lustig directed the three films that currently comprise the franchise.