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Old 03-28-23, 01:54 PM
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Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix



A series adaptation of “Man on Fire” has been ordered straight-to-series at Netflix, Variety has confirmed.

The series is based on the first two novels to feature the former French Foreign Legion soldier Creasy by A. J. Quinnell, specifically “Man on Fire” and “The Perfect Kill.” The first book was originally published in 1981, while the second was published in 1992.

Netflix has given the show an eight-episode order. The logline states that the show “tells the story of John Creasy, a broken ex-mercenary on a mission to avenge the death of his only friend, while protecting his fallen comrade’s daughter from the forces that destroyed her family.”
Kyle Killen is attached to write and executive produce the series under his Chapter 11 banner, with Chapter 11’s Scott Pennington also executive producing. Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Bill McGoldrick and Juan Alfonso will also executive produce via Chernin Entertainment. Arnon Milchan, Yariv Milchan and Michael Schaefer will executive produce via New Regency Productions. Chernin Entertainment currently has a first-look deal at Netflix.
This would be the 3rd iteration of the Creasy character. Scott Glenn played him in a 1987 movie and of course Denzel played him.
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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

I hope we get at least one whole episode devoted to the whole anal prep regimen. I feel like we were really deprived of that "backstory" in the Tony Scott film.
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I enjoyed the movie and will follow this with interest. =)
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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

Hopefully they stick to the book. Never saw the Glenn version, but the Denzel movie is a sanitized version of the book and had some big story changes.
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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

Originally Posted by MrX
Hopefully they stick to the book. Never saw the Glenn version, but the Denzel movie is a sanitized version of the book and had some big story changes.
I enjoyed the Denzel movie, but loved the books. I saw the Glenn version, but do not remember much.
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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

Originally Posted by MrX
the Denzel movie is a sanitized version of the book and had some big story changes.
That was sanitized?! Yeesh.

Big fan of the movie. I'll watch this series.
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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

Yahya Abdul-Mateen will be the lead. Steven Caple Jr will direct 2 episodes and EP.

The showrunner will be Kyle Killen, the creator of Halo.

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Re: Man on Fire TV series ordered by Netflix

The Denzel version is one of my favorite revenge films, the Glenn version I still can't get through 1 viewing. I'd be down for this...

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