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Wes Craven producing TV adaption of Steve Niles' sci-fi comic The Disciples

03.20.2015by: Ryan Miller

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Wes Craven is about to get his hands dirty for Universal Cable Productions as THR got the word that the legendary horror director is partnering with Steve Niles, the comic author who co-created 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, to adapt Niles' upcoming comic The Disciples (drawn by Christopher Mitten). There’s a whole lot of good right there. Craven will exec produce along with Sara Bottfeld of Industry Entertainment.

What is The Disciples about, exactly?

Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult. This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of The Disciples, the ultra-wealthy have become true Masters of the Universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him. But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong!

Universal Cable Productions have been behind shows like Being Human and Defiance, and are jumping all over the The Disciples, which is due to hit shelves in May from Black Mask Studios. It’s a curious move, too, because the first issue hasn’t even hit stands yet. I guess they see something special in Niles’ sci-fi tale of horror set in space, huh? More on this one as we get it!

The Disciples

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite sci-fi movie set in space?
Source: THR

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