Hollywood news site Deadline has reported that Amazon Studios is now working on a new live-action adaptation of Kouta Hirano’s Hellsing manga. They also reported that wroter Derek Kolstad. who has worked on the John Wick franchise, and is currently working on Falcon and The Winter Soldier as executive producer, is now onboard the project. He will be serving as screenwriter.

Kolstad has been a long-time fan of the franchise. He has admitted that he has been “obsessed” with adapting the series. When he found out that Amazon has secured the rights to adapt the manga, he says that it’s “a dream”.  The writer will also be serving as a producer in the movie, alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, Mike Callaghan, and Jason Lust. Executtive producers include Tetsu Fujimura of Filosophia, India Osborne, Pierre Buffin, and Jason Speer.

Here is how MyAnimeList describes thestory of the anime adaptation, which premiered back in 2001:

Hellsing, an organization specializing in dealing with supernatural threats, is called in to eliminate a vampire that is turning the villagers of Cheddar into ghouls. To put an end to this, the leader of the organization, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, dispatches her most formidable asset: a powerful vampire known as Alucard.

Armed with only a single handgun, Alucard wreaks havoc on the monsters plaguing Cheddar. However, a young police officer, Seras Victoria, gets caught up in the chaos and becomes mortally wounded as a result. Taking pity on the girl, Alucard gives her a choice: die as a human or live on as a vampire. Seras accepts his offer and begins a new life as a member of Hellsing.

Though it was her decision, Seras struggles with the fact that she is no longer human. Nevertheless, she must embrace being a creature of the night soon if she wants to survive on the front lines in the fight between humans and the supernatural.

Expect Amazon to announce more details, such as staff and cast, in the days to come.

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Source: Deadline


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