From Hell Comic Book Optioned

November 17, 2014 Cable network FX is developing a dramatic television series based on Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s From Hell, a graphic novel about Jack The Ripper. It was previously adapted into a 2001 feature film by 20th Century Fox that starred Johnny Depp, Heather Graham and Robbie Coltrane. It was directed by Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes. One of the film’s producers, Don Murphy, will be an executive producer for the From Hell television series. He’s the only major player from the film to be involved with the show. Children Of Men screenwriter David Arata will pen the adaptation.

Moore and Campbell’s From Hell was published from 1989 to 1996 and is 572 pages long. The comic was inspired by Stephen Knight’s controversial theory that the Jack The Ripper murders were orchestrated by Freemasons and the British Royal Family to cover up a matter involving Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence. It is believed Prince Albert, who was in line to be the future King of England, fathered a child with a commoner (Annie Crook), and may have secretly married her.

Based on a popular graphic novel, From Hell puts an intense psychological spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England. Jack the Ripper committed five heinous, ritualistic murders during a ten-week span in London in the fall of 1888, creating a frenzied atmosphere of gossip, rumor and terror. Jack the Ripper was never caught; he remains the most notorious and enigmatic serial killer in history.

Courtesy of:

Posted in Blog, Comics Optioned