Taika Waititi Developing What We Do In The Shadows TV Series
Taika Waititi has revealed toFandango that in addition to the in-development sequel to What We Do In The Shadows, a US TV series reboot is also in the works.
"We're trying to develop a U.S. version of What We Do in the Shadows. You know, set here in the states, but a TV show."
Before he directed the craziest and funniest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Thor Rangorak, Taika Waititi co-wrote and co-directed (alongside Jemaine Clement) vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows. Clement and Waititi play two of the four vampires that navigate everyday life sharing a house in New Zealand. I think it goes without saying that it's the best faux documentary about vampires of all time, but What We Do In The Shadows is also one of the funniest films ever made. Much like The Lonely Island's sinfully underappreciated Popstar, What We Do In The Shadows didn't make much of an impact at the box office, but has gone on to find a big audience on Home Entertainment.
Waititi also spoke briefly about the sequel/spin-off centred on Rhys Darby's band of werewolves (not swear-wolves), and he was keen to point out the pun-tastic title.
"We're still trying to write that. We're doing those [other shows] as well as trying to come up with ideas for this werewolf movie. It will happen! It's going to be called We're Wolves, like,We are wolves,We're Wolves."
While it's great news that We're Wolves is still happening, we might have a bit of a wait on our hands as in a separate interview Waititi revealed that it took six years to write What We Do In The Shadows.
"You're not going to see it for seven years. We're notoriously terrible at writing together, Jemaine and I. It usually takes place over e-mails, so we'll e-mail each other one line of dialogue, once a month... What We Do in the Shadows took six years to write."
Now that he's helmed a bonafide box office hit, Taika Waititi will be inundated with offers for big studio projects (including a Back To The Future remake as several unsubstantiated reports have claimed). He's already said he would love to return to the MCU, but as there's no fourth Thor, could Waititi be the ideal choice to take over the Avengers after the Russo Brothers step down after the sequel to Infinity War? Only time will tell.
Thor Ragnorak is out now in cinemas.