According to The Hollywood Reporter, a live-action series based on the legendary cartoon show is in early development at Disney+, and Annabelle Comes Home director Gary Dauberman will manage the project under James Wan’s Atomic Monster label.
Wan verified the news on his Instagram account. “The Gargoyles are out of the bag,” wrote the filmmaker of The Conjuring and Aquaman. “I’m looking forward to working with Gary again on this!” He’s a die-hard supporter.”
Dauberman will executive produce, write, and direct the series, while Wan will write and direct. Dauberman previously collaborated with Malignant on the Conjuring spinoffs, writing Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, and The Nun before making his directorial debut with Annabelle Comes Home in 2019. The two have worked together on the short-lived DC series Swamp Thing, as well as Dauberman’s planned feature film version of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.
Keith David, Salli Richardson, Jeff Bennett, and Ed Asner provided the voices for the original animated Gargoyles, which aired for 78 episodes over three seasons in the mid-1990s. The show revolved around nocturnal gargoyles who guard New York City against mystical perils. Gargoyles appeared in comic books well into the 2000s.
In the early 2010s, Disney sought to convert the franchise into a live-action film, but the project fell through.
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