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Wellington vampire movie to be remade as pilot for US TV series

23 January 2018

Clement and Waititi are also developing a sequel film based off a group of werewolves featured in the film now titled "We're Wolves".

Kiwi pair Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement are set to produce a television pilot of their popular 2014 film, What We Do in the Shadows, according to a U.S. entertainment magazine. Scott Rudin, Paul Simms, Garrett Basch, and Eli Bush will serve as executive producers.

Named to star in the new What We Do in the Shadows are Kayvan Novak (Danger Mouse, Thunderbirds Are Go), Matt Berry (Toast of London), Natasia Demetriou (Year Friends) and Harvey Guillen (The Thundermans, The Internship).

The forthcoming reboot series doesn't yet have a release date, considering it's still in the super-early stages of development, but we'll update you as more information becomes available. Clement is attached to serve as writer and executive producer with Waititi set to direct and executive produce.

It's the third reported What We Do In The Shadows spin-off project, following the upcoming TVNZ series Wellington Paranormal and feature-length follow-up, We're Wolves.

Waititi's career has taken off after the success of Thor: Ragnarok, a Marvel comedy movie released in October past year that was a critical hit and box office success story. The two also starred in the film.

Taika Waititi isn't mucking around after the success of Thor: Ragnarok - he's just landed a pilot for a US TV show.

The original story follows four vampires who are forced to live together as roommates. Let us know in the comments.

Wellington vampire movie to be remade as pilot for US TV series