FX is developing From Hell

fromhell_cover_lgDeadline is reporting that FX is developing From Hell to be a television drama. The show would be based on the graphic noel by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell. The graphic novel was adapted into a 2001 movie from 20th Century Fox and starred Johnny Depp and Robbie Coltrane. This would the another comic that went from comic to movie to television, Constantine currently on NBC would be the other.

Don Murphy, who produced the film, is executive producing. David Arata will write the adaptation.

From Hell tells the tale of Jack the Ripper with the killer himself as the main character. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, the 572-page graphic novel is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. It was also the inspiration from a recent sleuth who claims to have figured out the identity of the killer.

The film is very underrated, and one of the better comic to movie adaptations. The graphic novel itself is a favorite of mine, and well worth the read, especially due to its historic research.

This is the latest in what feels like dozens of comics currently in the process of being adapted for television.

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