Adi Shankar signs on to direct Watchmen-esque Gods and Secrets for HBO

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Aug 1, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Cult geek icon Adi Shankar, producer of that awesome Power/Rangers short film, is set to make his directorial debut with a series that aims to turn superhero tropes upside down.

Deadline reports that the HBO project, dubbed Gods and Secrets, is akin to Alan Moore’s Watchmen and will explore “the darker logical underpinnings of superhero tropes.” The story is set in a world where superheroes exist and the celebrity culture is in full swing. The plot follows a super-team dubbed the Guardians of Justice and will feature a “war to end all wars.”

It’s an interesting pitch, and we can’t wait to see what Shankar does with a fresh superhero tale. It’s nice to see something outside the DC and Marvel canon. Even better, he already has a cast in place: Kellan Lutz, WWE’s Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (Twilight Saga), Sharni Vinson and Andy Milonakis.

Behind the scenes, Shankar is joined by Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and Shawn Deloache (New Adventures of Peter and Wendy) producing.

What do you think? Would you check this one out?

(Via Deadline)