“John Wick” screenwriter Derek Kolstad is set to collaborate with Amazon Studios to bring Japanese action-horror manga, “Hellsing” to life.
The news was confirmed by Kolstad himself, who expressed, “Ever since my brother introduced me to the Hellsing manga and anime some years ago, I’ve been obsessed with adapting it. And when Mike Callaghan and his team managed to secure the rights to then partner us up with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Amazon, I mean… this is a dream.”
The upcoming project will be produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger of Automatik, Mike Callaghan and Reuben Liber of Ranger 7 Films, Jason Lust of Soluble Fish Productions, and Kolstad.
Created by Kouta Hirano under Shonen Gahosha publishing, “Hellsing” tells the story of Alucard (or Dracula) and Seras, two special agents under The Hellsing Organisation whose task is to protect England and the world from vampires and other supernatural terror.
The manga already has its anime series which aired from October 2001 to January 2002.
On the other hand, Kolstad’s recent works include the Bob Odenkirk-starrer “Nobody” and the upcoming video game adaptation, “Just Cause”.
|The animated version was voiced by Joji Nakata|