Are we ready for Paul WS Anderson’s Mimic the television series?

Cockroaches (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Cockroaches (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Mimic might be headed to a television set near you. Paul WS Anderson is bringing us his adaptation of Guillermo del Toro’s 1997 creepy bug flick.

Mimic wouldn’t be the first choice for a television adaptation when looking at Guillermo del Toro’s impressive film resume. However, Paul WS Anderson has decided that it is the perfect subject for a pilot for Miramax TV.

Deadline reports that the director of Event Horizon along with his producing partner, Jeremy Bolt and writer Jim Danger Gray will be bringing this insect apocalypse to the small screen. This move falls in line with Marc Helwig’s (Head of Worldwide Television) strategy to mine Miramax’s vault for future projects.

The 1997 movie centered around an entomologist played by Mira Sorvino who genetically engineers a killer insect to eradicate cockroaches that carry a deadly disease. This new species has a lifespan of one generation.

Of course, things go awry and the bugs do not die out. Instead they meld together to form a hideous monster that has a thirst for human blood. In order to capture their prey, they can shapeshift and “mimic” humans.

Gray intends to write a script that is in tune with the times. His vision will align with the “denial of science and the rise of personal entitlement.” No doubt the insect invasion will probably mirror the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Would Mimic be a sustainable idea for a series? Is the pursuit of bugs that can take on human form going to keep a fickle TV audience glued to their sets? Only time will tell.

Since this news was just announced, no further information such as plot or where the show will air is available.

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You can stream Mimic on YouTube, iTunes and VUDU.

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