Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham has been up to something lately. After his ill-fated ancient Egypt drama show Hieroglyph was scrapped at FOX after only a few episodes were shot, this past July he completed production on his first full-length feature film called The Curiosity. The film was inspired by and takes some cues from Hieroglyph, and tells the same kind of fantastical story on a smaller scale.
It’s been a long time coming for Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham’s A Killing on Carnival Row, longer still after Amazon commissioned development last year, but the supernatural thriller is finally moving to pilot. So too is a new standup comedy series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, a real-life superhero drama and more.
Just when you thought Guillermo del Toro might have had too much on his plate, from ‘Justice League Dark’ to ‘Pacific Rim’ sequels and FX’s ‘The Strain,’ the visionary director’s long-gestating ‘A Killing on Carnival Row’ may have returned to life. Amazon has begun eyeing the fantasy horror project as a new series, with del Toro in mind to direct the pilot.
Well, this is an odd play for the FOX federation. When last we heard the network taking a straight-to-series order, FOX had understandably opted to invest in the still-bankable Batman-less 'Gotham,' but its latest order might need a bit more decoding. The broadcast network has issued a full order for Travis Beacham's ancient Egyptian action-adventured drama 'Hieroglyph,' but why the full investment?