McG developing TV series based on Vampyr video game


Two and a half months ago, the video game Vampyr was released on all major platforms to some solid success - more than 450,000 gamers purchased it, making it the #1 release in the U.K., Germany, and France. That success helped kick off a competitive bidding situation, with multiple companies hoping to turn Vampyr into a film or television series.

Fox 21 Television Studios has come out the winner of that bidding war and is now teaming with DJ2 Entertainment and McG's company Wonderland Sound & Vision to develop Vampyr into a TV series.

McG is attached to direct the pilot episode and will be executive producing the show with Mary Viola, Corey Marsh, Dmitri Johnson, and Stephan Bugaj.

The Vampyr game is set in 1918 London and follows 

a morally righteous doctor who mysteriously turns into a vampire and is now torn between his solemn commitment to save lives and his insatiable urge to feed. With a deadly virus spreading that only he can cure, the doctor must decide who to kill in his tight-knit community to stay alive long enough to save everyone from certain death.

Vampyr was developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive.

A year ago, the idea of the guy who directed the CHARLIE'S ANGELS movies and TERMINATOR: SALVATION being at the helm of a vampire show would have been off-putting to me, but I've recently been catching up on the TV series Supernatural, which McG has served as executive producer and executive consultant on, and I really enjoyed his Netflix horror comedy THE BABYSITTER, so now I'm more inclined to give Vampyr a chance.

We'll keep you updated on the Vampyr series as its development continues.

Extra Tidbit: Have you played Vampyr?
Source: Deadline



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