Original Creator Wants to Make a ‘Gargoyles‘ Live-Action Film with Jordan Peele. Not too long ago, Get Out director and Toy Story 4 star, Jordan Peele, pitched the idea of a live-action film adaption of the 90’s cult classic animated series, Gargoyles.
According to the original series creator, Greg Weisman, Disney listened to Peele’s pitch, but never responded with a formal decision. Weisman also expressed heavy interest in working with Jordan should Disney decide to move forward with rebooting the franchise in any capacity.
“I think it’s accurate that he was interested, but I can’t speak to how far those conversations went,” the writer shared, “My understanding — not inside information, just my understanding — is that he expressed an interest in the property. And Disney didn’t say no. But by not saying yes, that answers the question. You know, they didn’t want to say no to Jordan Peele, but they also didn’t want to say yes to Gargoyles. So it just didn’t go anywhere.”
“I’d like to think — I don’t know this, I want to make that clear — that he’d still be interested in doing something with it if a new opportunity arose. I can’t say for sure if that’s true, I have no idea. But I would hope so. I’m a huge fan of his,” Weisman added. “Should he read this article, I would love to work with him. But I don’t know how realistic that is.”
If it wasn’t enough that a production team is ready and willing to create a reboot of the pop cult franchise even the series lead voice actor, Keith David (Goliath), would love to reprise his role should Disney decide to take the pitch from Peele and Weisman.
“[We’ve wondered] why we haven’t come back to a reboot,” Keith shared with ComicBook. “I mean, I would love nothing more than to revisit Goliath. You know, he was absolutely one of my very, very, very, very favorite characters. I’ve always maintained that when I grow up, I want to be like Goliath.”
Not familiar with the animated series? You can read the synopsis below:
“A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland one thousand years earlier. In the Dark Ages, there was a race of heroic warrior monsters known as Gargoyles. These creatures existed as stone during the day, but become flesh and blood at night.”
Gargoyles is currently available to stream via Disney+.
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