Deadline reports that The Weinstein Company and Dimension are developing a TV reboot of Frank Miller’s Sin City. Former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara, whose further credits include The Shield and The Omen, is set to pen the script, which the outlet says will be a “departure from the films” and will introduce original characters and timelines to the world of Sin City.
Len Wiseman, whose feature work includes Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard, will direct the pilot. Wiseman’s other TV efforts include Hawaii Five-0, APB, and another comic adaptation, Lucifer. The series doesn’t have a network home yet, however the outlet reports some are already interested in the project.
The noir-heavy world of Sin City began in the pages Dark Horse Presents back in 1991 and evolved into a full-fledged collection of intertwined mini-series up until 2000. Series creator Frank Miller won seven Eisner awards throughout the lifespan of the series.
Sin City was adapted into a feature film in 2005 with Miller directing alongside Robert Rodriguez. The movie adapted four of the storylines from the comics and featured an impressive ensemble, including Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Clive Owen, Rutger Hauer, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, and Mickey Rourke. It was met with critical acclaim and brought in over $158 million at the global box office. A sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, was released in 2014.