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Miramax Developing TV Reboot of 1990s Sci-Fi Horror Film Mimic

August 5, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Guillermo Del Toro’s sci-fi horror film Mimic is headed to the small screen for a new adaptation. Deadline reports that Miramax Television is developing a TV series based on the 1997 film, with Paul WS Anderson set to direct tne possible pilot while also executive producing with Jeremy Bolt. Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is the New Black) will write the series, which will be shopped to buyers soon.

The 1997 film is based on the short story by Donald A. Wollheim’s, which centers on a race to stop a group of genetically-engineered insects that evolve and develop the ability to mimic humans — which become their prey. The movie starred Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, F. Murray Abraham, and Charles S. Dutton.

“Miramax TV couldn’t be more thrilled to be in business with Paul Anderson, Jeremy Bolt and Jim Danger Gray on Mimic,” Miramax TV head Marc Helwig said of the show soon. “Paul is one of the leading filmmakers of his generation in the world of science fiction, and we are excited to bring a bold new take on this classic title to life in television that will make your skin crawl, scare the hell out of you and speak loudly to these strange times we all find ourselves in. I couldn’t think of a better writer to bring this world to life than Jim Danger Gray, whose work I’ve admired for a long time.”

“The world of insects has been a long-term fascination of mine,” Anderson added. “So much strength and organization from such tiny creatures that have existed long before humankind and will survive long after our demise. It’s an exciting world that I’m thrilled to jump into, especially with such great partners as Jim and Miramax.”

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