Miramax has tapped screenwriter Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Transformers 2, 3, 4) to bring The Brothers Grimm to television. Kruger, who penned the screenplay for the 2005 feature film starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, will build off the origin story introduced in the pic that grossed over $105 million globally. The new series will follow the swashbuckling adventures of brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, who discover startling mythology and supernatural stakes behind the folklore sweeping 19th century Europe.
Miramax VP of Television Daniel Pipski identified the project as a potential television series from Miramax’s library and brought it to Zanne Devine, Miramax’s Executive VP of Film & TV. Said Devine, “The tales of the Brothers Grimm are beloved around the world and offer an endless well of story and character to draw from. It’s a natural fit for television.”
“We reached out to Ehren Kruger and producing partner Daniel Bobker to see if they had any interest in making The Brothers Grimm movie into a TV show and the pitch Ehren came back with blew us away,” added Pipski. We’re thrilled to be working with a writer of his caliber.”
“The original stories the Brothers set out to collect were not for the faint of heart and we’ll be making a show that gets back to those origins and their cautionary, scary, thrilling spirit,” said Kruger.
Kruger and Bobker will executive produce under their Bobker/Kruger Films banner alongside Devine and Pipski for Miramax.
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