Ugly Betty creator Silvio Horta has teamed with producer-director Brett Ratner for The Divine Monster, a twisty family drama based on the Belgian series of the same name (original title Het Goddelijke Monster). Written by Miami-born Horta, The Divine Monster chronicles the fall of the wealthy Vega family of Miami, whose real estate empire is built upon decades of greed, corruption, generally bad behavior and an alarming number of curious deaths. Horta is executive producing with Ratner. Warner Bros. TV, where Horta is under an overall deal, is the studio, producing with Horta’s Silent H Productions and Ratner’s RatPac Television. The project has a script commitment.
Written by Rick D’Hiet based on the novels by Tom Lanoye, the Eyeworks-produced Het Goddelijke Monster aired in 2011. Here is a trailer (with no translation)
Ratner executive produces WBTV’s Rush Hour series for CBS. He and Horta are repped by WME.