A Man on Fire TV adaptation is set to light up Netflix.
The streamer has ordered a series based on author A.J. Quinnell’s thriller novels Man on Fire and The Perfect Kill, the first two books in a five-part series.
The eight-episode drama will follow 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,” per the official logline. Denzel Washington played the role of Creasy in the 2004 film adaptation, while Dakota Fanning portrayed the nine-year-old charge he must protect.
Writer and producer Kyle Killen (Awake, Halo) is set to write and executive-produce the series.
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Man on Fire had one of the worst movie endings. No way I would watch a series of it.
Agreed! The movie was good, until the ending.
I thought the 3rd season if Britannia was announced as it’s final season before it was released. I thought it was cancelled some time ago.
Is that Man on Fire really that good. I could only endure 10 minutes of it, and now they make it a series. Just saying.
Man on Fire caught my eye until I read the above comments. I didn’t see the movie so hopefully the series will be different.
The movie was great. I know nothing about the books so maybe that plays a role in my enjoyment of the movie.
Hopefully they wont make the mistake of attempting to copy the films visual style. Tony Scott is loved and missed but in this case he really screwed it up with the style he had developed late in his career. Made the movie unwatchable.