Sam Mendes and his triple Oscar-nominated Skyfall co-screenwriter John Logan (Gladiator, Hugo, the next two Bond films) are teaming up again for their first run at a TV series. The two are creating an 1800s vampire-hunter drama written by Logan and with Mendes attached to produce and potentially direct. The show, aimed at premium cable, is set in London and features Van Helsing and Dr. Frankenstein. Never mind that Tom Cruise has a Van Helsing movie happening — this could be awesome.
Sam Mendes attends a photocall with cast and filmmakers to mark the start of production which is due to commence on the 23rd Bond Film “Skyfall” at Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar on November 3, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images