Via The Hollywood Reporter, we've learned that the Oni miniseries Ghost Projekt is in development at the SyFy network. No word on what kind of project Projekt is taking shape as--presumably a series of some sort--but it has Brett Matthews of Supernatural on board as writer and executive producer joined by Andy Bourne and Eric Gitter in additional executive producer roles.
The comics, from writer Joe Harris and artist Steve Rolston, involve Will Haley, a terminally-ill American nuclear weapons inspector in modern-day Russia, whose investigations into an abandoned former Soviet site unearths a man-made supernatural horror. Along the way, he's joined by a taciturn and brutally efficient KGB agent, Anya Romanova, half of whose job is the unearth secrets buried by the Soviet regime while the other half is to keep Will alive and out of the way.
I really enjoyed the series when I reviewed it earlier this year:
Harris more or less threads the needle with the challenge of a story of this type: he tries to keep the characters grounded so that the situations in which they find themselves don’t come across as ridiculous. Will and Anya make an interesting pair, the story not really taking any pains to press them together as romantic co-leads. They just happen to be two people good at their jobs: he, a person particularly adept as sniffing out loose weapons, and her, someone particularly good at brutalizing people for information.
So yeah, I'm looking forward to this one.
On top of Ghost Projekt, the network is also developing Secret Things about a cop who becomes a ghost after his death, and the socially awkward man who is the only one who can see him and the Untitled Robert H. Wolfe Project, from the creator of the series Alphas about "a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans [leading] the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order."
[via The Hollywood Reporter]