Dimension Films has acquired film rights to Steve Niles’ Hyde, a comic book proposal that re-imagines the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde horror story.
“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” was written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson. The book, considered a Gothic horror classic, tells the tale of a wealthy doctor-scientist named Dr. Jekyll who unleashes the dark monster within himself by drinking a potion that he developed. The brutish monster is Hyde.
Niles wrote a proposal for a comic book with his take on the tale, which Dimension liked. The comic will be published by IDW Publishing next year.
No writer has yet been tapped to adapt it.
The sale continues Niles’ hot streak: His 30 Days of Night is set up at Columbia Pictures, with Spider-Man director Sam Raimi attached to produce, and his Criminal Macabre is set up at MGM. Last month, Dimension optioned his Wake the Dead, which X2: X-Men United co-writer Michael Dougherty is adapting.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter