The angels are coming to Syfy… and they're bringing bad ass machine guns.
Deadline is reporting that Syfy is developing an adaptation of the 2010 feature film "Legion" as a proposed weekly series with the original director and co-writer, Scott Stewart. In the original film, Paul Bettany played the Archangel Michael (pictured above) who broke away from God to aid humanity in their war against a legion of angels sent from Heaven to bring about the Apocalypse.
"Sons of Anarchy" scribe Vaun Wilmott will write the TV adaptation, with Stewart set to direct the pilot and executive produce the potential series alongside David Lancaster and Michael Litvak.
In addition to helming "Legion," Stewart also directed "Priest" and the upcoming movie, "The Mortal Instruments." Stewart also has a rich history in film by providing visual effects for "Iron Man," "Mars Attacks!," "Night at the Museum," "Sin City," "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" and "Mercury Rising" among many others.
For a network that went over a year between drama pilots, Syfy currently has a lot of possible series on its plate, including another film to TV adaptation for "The Adjustment Bureau" and "Booster Gold," based on the DC Comics superhero. Jack Black is also developing a comedy for Syfy called "Ghost Ghirls;" which spoofs paranormal procedurals like "Ghost Hunters."
Syfy recently announced that the time travel drama called "Rewind" will be its first pilot since 2010, while the upcoming drama "Defiance" from "Farscape" creator Rockne S. O'Bannon tapped Grant Bowler as the lead.
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