Rumors have circulated time and time again for years that Disney was going to bring back “Gargoyles” in some way, shape, or form. To date, all we’ve had are some comic books, for the most part, and an impressive toy line from NECA. There were rumors that Jordan Peele, of “Get Out” fame, wanted to direct a movie based on the show a little while ago, but nothing ever materialized. But it’s nice to see another modern horror master get something going. After all, as the man beyond the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises, as well as The Conjuring Universe, Wan has quite a bit of pull in Hollywood these days.
Meanwhile, Dauberman has been quite successful in his own right. As a writer, he’s penned massive hits such as “Annabelle,” “The Nun,” and perhaps most importantly, “It” and “It Chapter Two.” The former remains the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. As a director, Dauberman was at the helm for “Annabelle Comes Home” and is also behind the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s “Salem’s Lot,” which has been delayed several times. Be that as it may, Dauberman now has a new project to keep himself busy with.
Wan was already in bed with Disney, as he’s also developing a “King Kong” TV series for Disney+. At the same time, his company Atomic Monster is getting ready to merge with horror hit-maker Blumhouse. He’s a busy man, but not too busy to answer the prayers of a great many ’90s kids out there, it seems.
While we wait for the show to arrive, you can stream the original “Gargoyles” series now on Disney+.