AMC’s “Alan Wake” TV adaptation has brought in two new producers following the release of its previously announced showrunner, Variety learned exclusively.
Based on the best-selling video game of the same name, the potential series, which is in the very early stages of cable channel development, was originally set to have Peter Calloway serve (“Cloak & Dagger,” “Legion”) . as showrunner when it premiered at producer Contradiction Films in 2018. He’s now stepped away from “Alan Wake,” which recently landed at AMC, due to conflicting project schedules.
Meanwhile, Jon Jashni, former president of Legendary Entertainment, and Jeff Ludwig, former vice president of scripted film and television production for Ritchie/Wigram Productions, joined the drama as executive producer and producer, respectively. A search is currently underway for a new showrunner for the current show.
The series originated from Tim Carter and Tomas Harlan’s Contradiction Films, a production company specializing in adapting video games into live-action television series and movies, including “Mortal Kombat: Legacy”, “Dead Rising” and “Electra Woman”. and Dyna Girl”. .” The “Alan Wake” adaptation is based on the Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios video game, which follows best-selling thriller novelist Alan Wake as he tries to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance while on vacation in the small town. fictional town of Bright Falls, Washington, while experiencing the plot events of his latest novel, which he does not recall writing.
Carter and Harlan will also produce the project alongside Jashni and Ludwig, as well as Sam Lake, creator of the “Alan Wake” video game.