It seems that the iconic Disney cartoon from the 1990s is making its way to Disney+ once more, but this time as a live-action series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Dauberman and James Wan’s Atomic Monster is set to help develop the series based on the iconic series that featured, you guessed it, Gargoyles living in modern-day facing unlikely enemies. It’s in early development and it seems Wan alongside Michael Clear is attached to executive produce while Dauberman will act as showrunner and writer on the series. This also signifies the WGA contract moving Disney+ away from their head writer experiment.
Gargoyles ran for three seasons between 1994 to 1997, which saw a bunch of gargoyles end up in modern-day New York. They are released from a thousand-year curse and end up becoming the protectors of the city at night, as they are but simple statues during the day. Greg Weisman originally created the series and it became an iconic part of 90s’ cartoon culture alongside X-Men: The Animated Series and Batman: The Animated Series with is more adult themes.
It seems that Disney considered an adaptation back in 2010 but after the flop of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, they did not move along anymore. Dauberman is a big get given his success with horror franchise Annabelle and his involvement with The Conjuring. He also made his directorial debut with Annabelle Comes Home, which opens up the possibility that he’ll also act as director on the series in some format, but that has not been confirmed in any way.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter