Ripper Movie ‘From Hell’ to get TV Make over

Published On November 18, 2014 » 963 Views» By Darren Dimmick » News, TV
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The FX Network ,have given the Greenlight to move forward with an adaption of the 2001 movie, ‘From Hell’ that originally starred  Johnny Depp.

In a year when it has been announced that so many movies are being adapted from Movie on the Big Screen, to TV series on the Small Screen it comes as no surprise that From Hell is to be transformed into a TV series.

The 2001 movie was directed by the Hughes brothers, and loosely based on the graphic novel From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell about the Jack the Ripper murders.

FX are developing a series, with Don Murphy (producer of the film) on executive producer duties. The Hughes brothers, directors of the film, are not involved. David Arata, of Children Of Men fame, will write the series, though.

At present we are not sure if this is going to be a one of mini series, or if it is being made with a view of getting a renewal.  We also don’t know how any episodes it has been commissioned for, but will keep you posted on any developments.  We do know that the original novel was around 600 pages long, giving writers plenty of material to work with.

The Novels synopsis is,

In 1888, Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) and her small group of London prostitutes trudge through unrelenting daily misery. When their friend Ann Crook is kidnapped, they are drawn into a conspiracy with links higher up than they could possibly imagine. The kidnapping is soon followed by the gruesome murder of another woman, Martha Tabram (Samantha Spiro), and it becomes apparent that they are being hunted down, one by one as various prostitutes are murdered and mutilated post mortem.

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