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Jason Blum Updates on the TV Series Adaptation of Leigh Whannell’s ‘Upgrade’

Jason Blum Updates on the TV Series Adaptation of Leigh Whannell's 'Upgrade'

Blumhouse Tv and UCP are adapting Leigh Whannell’s 2018 sci-fi thriller Improve right into a tv sequence for Whannell to doubtlessly direct, we had discovered final yr.

The sequence, which Whannell co-created and can government produce together with showrunner Tim Walsh (Treadstone, Chicago P.D., Shooter), picks up just a few years after the occasions of the movie and broadens the universe with an advanced model of STEM and a brand new host – imagining a world wherein the federal government repurposes STEM to assist curb felony exercise.

Updating on the undertaking this week, producer Jason Blum tells Collider that the workforce remains to be engaged on the scripts for the sequence, ensuring they get them good.

Improve ought to have been a large launch. I used to be pissed about that,” Blum notes. “We’re engaged on a TV present. So engaged on the scripts. This primary spherical, didn’t come out. I didn’t get the response I needed to get. I don’t wish to be in growth. I would like an order. We’re engaged on the scripts once more, in order that we are able to get an order.”

In different phrases, Blum is searching for a full-on inexperienced mild sequence order for the Improve undertaking, which may solely come after they nail down the absolute best scripts. Keep tuned for extra.

The movie, which Whannell wrote and directed, starred Logan Marshall-Inexperienced, Betty Gabriel and Harrison Gilbertson. After his spouse is killed throughout a brutal mugging that additionally leaves him paralyzed, Gray Hint (Marshall-Inexperienced) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental treatment within the type of a pc chip implant known as STEM.

The implant offers its host with heightened bodily skills, permitting Gray to actual revenge on these liable for his spouse’s dying.