It was almost 18 months ago when we first heard rumblings of SyFy attempting to develop a TV series based on the 2010 Paul Bettany-starring film LEGION, and today we have word that the project is moving forward under the title "Dominion", with LEGION director/co-writer Scott Stewart helming the pilot, according to Deadline.
Dominion is described as an epic supernatural action drama set 25 years in the future after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. It follows the perilous journey of a rebellious young soldier who discovers he’s the unlikely savior of humanity.
Bold Films, which produced the movie for Screen Gems, is co-producing with Universal Cable Prods. Stewart and Bold’s Michel Litvak and David Lancaster executive produce, with Vaun Wilmott, who is writing the script for the pilot, set to co-executive produce.
This news follows word that SyFy is also working on a series based on Terry Gilliam's 12 MONKEYS (which we told you about earlier this week). There's no doubt that a successful series can be born out of a film - just look at NBC's "Hannibal" and A&E's "Bates Motel" for recent examples - so we'll be keeping a close eye on "Dominion" and "12 Monkeys" with high hopes.