according to Deadline, Christian Slater (‘Mr. Robot’) has been cast in ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’an upcoming serial adaptation of the Disney+ based on the literary saga of Holly Black e Tony DiTerlizzi.
Reports indicate that Slater will play the villainous Mulgarath, an evil shape-shifting ogre who will cross all boundaries to get his hands on Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide.
Kat Coiro will direct the first two episodes.
Coiro is known for her work on the recent rom-com ‘Marry me’starring Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson e Malumaand in the coming production ‘She-Hulk’yes Marvel Studios.
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The novels, which span five volumes, revolve around the Grace family – made up of twins Jared and Simon, sister Mallory and matriarch Helen – who move into a mansion belonging to a distant uncle and discover a world of fairies. , goblins and countless dangers that surround them.
With little information revealed, it is believed that the series will reach the platform of streaming not end of 2022 or at the beginning of 2023.
In 2008, the saga won a movie adaptation, bringing Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Short, Nick Nolte e Seth Rogen. with direction of Mark Waltersthe film grossed almost US$163 million and received positive reviews.