TROLL HUNTER director André Øvredal has been assigned the pilot episode of NBC's new genre series "Ghost Projekt," according to Deadline.com. Project sounds like an odd mixture of "Alias" style spy show and ghostly thriller; it will be interesting to see how it plays out.
The series is based on the graphic novel by written by Joe Harris and illustrated by Steve Rolston. Here's what it's about:
When an abandoned Soviet research facility is raided by a pair of black market thieves, U.S. weapons inspector Will Haley and Russian agent Anya Romanova are tasked with finding what was stolen and by whom. What they discover isn't a suitcase nuke or a conventional WMD of any kind, but instead a supernatural armament capable of unleashing a vicious ghost army on an unsuspecting populous. Can these unlikely comrades get to the bottom of the case before the Tartars have another opportunity to ravage a continent?
Yessir, a ghost army. Rather weird stuff, but pretty ambitious for a network like NBC. The hiring of Øvredal supports the notion that this is something unusual.
John Glenn (EAGLE EYE) wrote the teleplay and will produce.