The dynamic duo behind the box-office smasher Skyfall, co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes, are collaborating on a television series.
Deadline reports that the vampire series, which has already been sent out to cable networks, will be written by Logan, while Mendes will produce and, possibly, direct.
Here’s the gist: “It 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 an assortment of fictional literary characters. The Logan/Mendes project features such characters as Van Helsing and Doctor Frankenstein as they hunt for vampires.”
From that description, it sounds like the new series basically touches upon every popular nerd genre, with the exception of anime. It’s “All-Things Comic-Con: The TV Show.” But, to be fair, this collaboration of Mendes and Logan bodes well for the project. Both are extremely talented; Logan has received three Oscar nominations and Mendes won an Oscar for American Beauty. It will be interesting to see what they do with these classic genre characters and, if they include it, what form their version of Nemo's Nautilus will take.