1:26pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Kurt Vonnegut's 'Cat's Cradle,' Carla Gugino Drama Among IM Global Television Development Slate
IM Global Television is ramping its development slate with several hot properties including Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and the Darkover series.
The company has optioned the rights for Vonnegut's best-selling novel Cat's Cradle for a project exec produced by Brad Yonover (Swimfan) and co-exec produced by Sandi Love of Elkins Entertainment. “Cat's Cradle is a true classic, not just in the science fiction genre, but in literature overall. We couldn’t be more honored or excited to adapt this seminal work for television,” said IM Global Television co-founder Mark Stern.
IM Global Television has also secured the right to the popular Darkover series from Mists of Avalon best-selling author Marion Zimmer Bradler. Illene Kahn Power (Traffic) and Elizabeth Stanley (The Dark Path Chronicles) will exec produce the fantasy project, based on the expansive 25-book series set on the planet of Darkover.
The studio is also peddling the noir crime drama Den of Thieves starring Carla Gugino (Wayward Pines) and exec produced by Trigger Street's Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey (The Social Network). All ten episode of the first season hail from Sebastian Gutierrez (Gothika) who also plans to direct.
IM Global is also developing a six-hour miniseries 1906, about the 8.3 San Francisco earthquake and fire of that year that changed the city forever. David S. Ward (The Sting) will exec produce with director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and producers Mark R. Harris (Crash), Julie Ruthenbeck and Susan Lee Smith. The project is packaged by IPG and CAA.
Among the other series in development at the studio are Horrowshow, a serialized drama about a psychopath let loose in an unsuspecting town. From writers and co-exec producers Guy Busick (Watch Over Me) and R. Christopher Murphy, each episode will play out in real time and pay homage to 70's and 80's horror films.
Based on the true story of Sgt. Kathy Lacey, the head of the Vice division in one of America's most dangerous cities, Anchorage is a crime procedural exec produced by Jane Fleming (The Quest) and Mark Ordesky (The Lord of the Rings franchise). Lacey will serve as a consultant.
Glint is described as a character-driven procedural about a forensic team using groundbreaking technology to capture the last thoughts in a murder victim's brain – i.e. the "life flashing before one's eyes" affect – to solve crimes. From Muse Entertainment, Ari Eisner (Invisible) will write and co-exec produce. Director Adam Kane (Daredevil) and Michael Prupas (The Kennedys) will exec produce.
Also a feature-film financing, production and sales company IM Global announced its expansion into television production and distribution in July 2014.