Even though the script penned by Warehouse 13’s Jack Kenny wasn’t picked to pilot last season, The CW is far from giving up on a live-action adaptation of Master of Horror Clive Barker’s Weaveworld. Au contraire! In fact, the home of such genre fares as Supernatural, iZombie and the whole of the Arrowverse has made redeveloping the series one of its top priorities.
The idea of making a live-action version of Barker’s Weaveworld has been floating around for a while now, in fact, various projects have been mulled over for the past 20 years. Even Showtime, at one point, tried to weave the project into reality ... to no avail, of course. Also, Barker’s novel has long since been deemed too difficult to adapt because of the insane amount of special effects it would require. But we’re now at a point where networks can produce some pretty decent FX on a TV budget, so that makes the book ripe for a small-screen adaptation.
According to Deadline, The CW has now brought in Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Crawlspace, Good Luck Chuck) to write a new adaptation of Barker’s 1987 horror/fantasy novel that’ll feature a new handle on the book storyline. Here’s what the site reports: “In the new take on Weaveworld, two ordinary people find themselves on a quest to find and protect a magical realm and ultimately to save all of humanity from an evil force.” Stolberg is said to executive-produce alongside Barker and Angela Mancuso for CBS TV Studios.
Hopefully, Stolberg will prove to be the right man for the job. What do you think?