updated - June 4, 2020 Thursday EDT
"From Hell" TV series is now underway and currently in the development stage with Fox Entertainment Group's FX. Deadline reported a small screen adaptation will be based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell's graphic novel based on the tale of "Jack the Ripper."
FX, originally stand for Fox eXtended, is set for making a TV version of the graphic comics that has been already adapted in the big screen. "From Hell" movie, which stars Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane, was shown in theaters back in 2001 and produced by 20th Century Fox.
The upcoming drama series, with the epic tale "Jack the Ripper" as its main cast will be produced by Eddie Campbell who is also the maker of the novel's film adaptation. "Children of Men" writer David Arata will be penning the script for "From Hell" flick while the Hughes brother, who directed the movie version, will not be involved in its small screen edition.
Moore and Campbell's graphic novel told the story of "Jack the Ripper" who has allegedly done some serious serial killing. The novel, with 572 pages, detailed the events in Ripper's life that lead to the Whitechapel killings and even the cover-up that happened.
With the novel's try of exposing what is inside the murderer's mind, "From Hell" is a "meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century." It is said that Moore and Campbell were not keen in pinpointing Ripper's identity.
"From Hell" graphic novel's makers are instead focused in analyzing the place and time when the serial killings where Jack the Ripper is involved occurred. The two graphic geniuses were able to pull off the depth of the story behind gruesome tale.
"Moore's script wove occult concepts and social history into the story, while Campbell's art provided impeccably researched details, seen in his own unique style."
Because of its length, "From Hell" novel and movie are not really the same. The comic, which is one of the top 10 graphic novels of all time, was in fact seen as a TV series rather than a movie. Thus, "From Hell" TV series producer believes FX can bring justice to the book with their long story and play out time.
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