A television series inspired by the film is in development Cape Fearas the US magazine first reported Deadline.
The show will be produced by Universal and will see Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and Nick Antosca involved in the project. This series is historic because, in development as it is at UCP (a division of Universal Studio Group) and Amblin, it would mark the first television collaboration between Scorsese and Spielberg.
The two famous American directors will be the executive producers, together with Nick Antosca, who is also the showrunner. Antosca is known for creating crime and horror dramas such as Channel Zero, The Act And Brand New Cherry Flavor. Other executive producers include Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television and Alex Hedlund of Eat the Cat.
The plot of the series inspired by the film Cape Fear
The synopsis of the television series based on the film Cape Fear explains that a storm is approaching for a couple of married lawyers when a murderer who indelibly marked their professional past is released after years in prison. “A tense, contemporary thriller that examines America’s obsession with true crime in the 21st century,” reads the series’ official synopsis.
The show will be a television adaptation of the original film, that Cape Fear released in 1962 and based on the 1957 novel The Executioners. The original starred Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum. It followed lawyer Sam Bowden, played by Peck, whose family was being stalked by rapist Max Cady, played by Mitchum, who Bowden had sent to prison. Also in the cast were Polly Bergen, Lori Martin, Martin Balsam, Jack Krushen, Telly Savalas and Barrie Chase.
In 1991 it was then Martin Scorsese who remade a new one Cape Fear, starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Joe Don Baker and Juliette Lewis. Mitchum and Peck (Peck in his last film role before his death) appeared in the film. De Niro played Cady and Nolte was Sam Bowden. The film earned Oscar nominations for De Niro and Lewis.