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Lionsgate prepping TV versions of horror franchises

I’d heard Lionsgate were looking at developing TV series based on quite a few of their past film franchises – I’ll see if I can get the OK to mention a couple in future posts – and seems that’s still very much a to-do over at Colorado Avenue.

Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs has revealed two of the projects he’s bringing to the box: “American Psycho” and “Saw”.

The newest take on Bret Easton Ellis’ popular novel will be a series- and obviously without original movie lead Christian Bale-  while the “Saw” project is said to be a spin-off of the movie series.

Beggs tells Deadline, “We’ve just wrapped up Dear White People, which was a really good experience. Blindspotting is coming up. American Psycho is in development. We’re always exploring what we can do in television with something like the Saw franchise, so that’s a conversation.”

Just to give you an idea as to what other horror films Lionsgate owns, and could consequently be looking to turn into TV series, here’s a small list :

  • Hostel
  • House of 1000 Corpses
  • See No Evil
  • The Descent
  • Cube
  • Midnight Meat Train
  • Leprechaun
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Warm Bodies
  • You’re Next
  • Sinister
  • May
  • High Tension

Plenty more where that came from, too – going right back to the late ’90s.

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