Gargoyles is getting live-action treatment at Disney from the director of Aquaman.
The acclaimed director and producer James Wan has confirmed that the 1990s animated series “Gargoyles” is returning. The live-action series collaborates with Gary Dauberman, a prominent figure in creature features. Wan’s Atomic Monster will bring “Gargoyles” back to life in a live-action series for Disney+. Reports early this year said Kenneth Branagh would direct a live-action film. However, that is no longer the case.
ABC aired the original series.
This announcement is a dream come true for those who fondly remember the original television series like me which Walt Disney Television Animation produced. It initially aired from 1994 to 1997. The show revolved around the adventures of a group of gargoyles brought from a Scottish castle to modern-day New York City. These stone protectors would come to life at night, fiercely guarding the city from various threats.
According to THR, Gary Dauberman, known for his involvement in the terrifyingly successful “Annabelle” horror film franchise, will lead in writing, executive producing, and as showrunner. The decision to transform “Gargoyles” into a live-action series is a testament to the enduring appeal of the original show. The series combines elements of fantasy, adventure, and mystery. That is what made it so engaging as it offered a timeless narrative. With James Wan’s Atomic Monster and Gary Dauberman’s creative talents at the helm, fans can expect a fresh and thrilling interpretation of the beloved animated series.
The project is still in the early stages of development under Disney Branded Television. However, the revival of “Gargoyles” on Disney+ will reignite the magic and adventure of this beloved classic. It will certainly introduce a new generation to the story of stone warriors who defend the city by night. You can watch the original series currently on the streaming service.