Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin is set to become a TV show
We've been hearing for some weeks that Bong Joon-ho will be working closely with Adam McKay to create a spin-off of the hugely successful Parasite. It seems that trend is set to continue with news breaking today that a spin-off series of Jonathan Glazer's classic modern sci-fi, Under The Skin, is also in the works.
According to Deadline, A24 and Silver Reel are involved in something of a bidding war for the rights to the show. It is highly unlikely Scarlett Johansson will have anything to do with the TV version, but the basic concept is one that could easily picked up and expanded by someone with the right vision.
Of course, you have to wonder why they are unable to commission a TV series based on an original idea instead of working off the back of a one-off film. But even with an ever expanding number of streaming platforms and no shortage of producers and directors available to pitch their ideas, this seems to be the route we are heading down.
The TV rights for Under The Skin were owned by the film's production company Seventh Kingdom Productions until it recently went into liquidation, sparking the scramble between A24 and Silver Reel. Before the company collapsed, Seventh Kingdom had been developing the show with Silver Reel for the past couple of years, with little success. Who will secure the rights, and whether or not this actually comes to fruition, remains to be seen.