Malignant director James Wan will be going back to his horror roots once again as The Hollywood Reporter announced Wan is set to adapt Robert McCammon’s horror thriller Stinger for NBC’s Peacock under a new title, Teacup, as a half-hour series.
Published in 2015, McCammon’s Stinger “takes place during a 24-hour period in Inferno, Texas, a town that’s been driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence and a collapsing economy. Things quickly get worse when an unidentified spacecraft crashes in the desert outside of town, followed by a second craft bearing the alien being who will soon be known as Stinger. Stinger is a kind of interstellar hunter on a mission he intends to complete, whatever the cost. He brings with him an endless array of technological marvels and an infinite capacity for destruction that threaten the existence of Inferno, its inhabitants, and the larger world beyond.”
Teacup, which is still only in the development stages, will follow “a disparate group of people on a Texas ranch who must come together in the face of a mysterious threat.” Ian McCulloch (Yellowstone) will write the series and executive produce with Wan through his Atomic Monster banner alongside Michael Clear and Rob Hackett. Also executive producing is E.L. Katz (The Haunting of Bly Manor) who will also direct the pilot should development progress to the pilot stage. McCammon will also serve as an executive producer.
Wan is most known for creating The Conjuring franchise which includes the Annabelle films and several other spin-offs. His last project as director was the horror film Malignant and he is currently in post-production for the DC sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which recently got a new release date of March 17th, 2023.
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