Vertigo Films has announced they are lining up a horror dream team for new TV series “The Last Days of Jack Sparks,” based on Jason Arnopp’s terrifying, genre-bending novel of the same name. Screenwriter Gaby Hull (Two Weeks to Live, We Hunt Together) is adapting the book and UK horror master Rob Savage (Host, Dashcam) will direct.
The plot follows titular pop culture journalist, Jack Sparks, a supernatural sceptic who is making a documentary about the occult. No stranger to controversy, Sparks laughs in the face of the devil by mocking an exorcism he witnesses, putting in motion a series of terrifying, tragic and mysterious events.
“The Last Days of Jack Sparks” is a British character-based modern horror story that will take audiences on a thrilling and disorientating ride, exploring our obsession for true crime through the lens of a mysterious, hilarious and utterly off-his-head protagonist.
Vertigo Films’ co-founder James Richardson is executive producing and Head of Development Nathalie Peter-Contesse is overseeing development.
Director Rob Savage says, “Bringing diabolically wonderful books like Jason’s to the screen is a rare treat. The disturbing, hilarious and terrifying story of Jack Sparks is such a unique take on the genre, one that will give audiences a new reason to fear the dark. Gaby’s uniquely brilliant writing and razor wit make him the perfect collaborator to bring this new nightmare to life and I’m delighted to be working with the batshit Vertigo Films again on this batshit horror odyssey.”
Author Jason Arnopp says, “Deep down in the devil’s workshop, the Dream Team bell is tolling loud and clear. I know that Jack Sparks himself would raise several glasses to these creative hellions and loudly declare that they will do his gruesome and tragic story proud.”
Screenwriter Gaby Hull adds, “Jason Arnopp’s novel is a contemporary horror masterpiece – as devilishly funny as it is terrifying. With Rob Savage at the helm and the Vertigo team producing, I’m incredibly excited to help introduce viewers to the hellish thrill ride that is Jack Sparks.”
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