Jude Law will also star.

Showtime has confirmed that they are currently developing half-hour series, The Auteur, which will star Jude Law and new Oscar-winner Taika Waititi, who will also write the series with Ghost Team’s Peter Warren.

The network has ordered multiple scripts of The Auteur, signalling its intention of picking the project up to series.

Based on the graphic novel by Rick Spears, James Callahan, and Luigi Anderson, The Auteur is described as a “gonzo horror-comedy, a twisted romance and a glamorous, high wire act of biting satire.”

The story follows a film producer who is desperate to make a horror after a massive flop, accidentally traps his production crew on a backlot with a serial killer.

Showtime’s EVP of Scripted Programming, Amy Israel, said of the series, The Auteur unites the wildly imaginative filmmaker Taika Waititi and the barbed wit of Peter Warren with the undeniable Jude Law in a bloody love letter to the movies that will make you simultaneously die laughing and want to run for your life.”

Waititi and Law will also take on the role of executive producers, alongside Peter Warren, Eric Gitter, Rick Spears, James Callahan, and Dan Halsted. Waititi will direct the pilot episode, and may direct follow-up episodes, subject to availability due to his incredibly busy schedule.

More on The Auteur when we have it.

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