James Wan’s Atomic Monster is joining leading Italian comics publisher Sergio Bonelli Editore in making an English-language Dylan Dog series, based on the cult horror comic.
Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi, is being developed as a 10-episode live-action series based on the popular franchise chronicling the exploits of its titular British paranormal investigator, who takes on cases that usually involved monsters, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and zombies. The 33-year-old comic book series, published in the U.S. by Dark Horse Comics, boasts more than 500 comics stories and sales of more than 50 million copies worldwide.
Atomic Monster is actively looking for writers for the series.
For Bonelli Entertainment, Vincenzo Sarno (Bonelli) and Giovanni Cova (QMI) will be executive producers on the Dylan Dog series with Michele Masiero and Simone Airoldi overseeing for the company. For Atomic Monster, James Wan and Michael Clear will be executive producers on the series with Rob Hackett overseeing for the company.
“James Wan and Atomic Monster are masters of the horror genre and have a proven sensibility on how best to adapt comics to the screen,” said Davide Bonelli. “We are so thrilled to have this dream team working on one of our most important characters.”
“Dylan Dog is truly one of my favorite comic books ever,” said James Wan (the upcoming Malignant, Aquaman, The Conjuring Universe). “I was first introduced to the Nightmare Investigator back in high school by my European friends. And though I didn’t understand the foreign text, I easily understood the story through the beautiful artwork, and its loving references to the horror genre. I’m excited to team with Sergio Bonelli Editore to bring this to life on screen.”