Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events previously came to big screens in 2004, with an adaptation starring Jim Carrey. And while it may not have been particularly close to Daniel Handler’s original books, we thought it was a pretty entertaining affair.
Thankfully for fans there’s another version in the works, this time coming to Netflix as a series. And we’ve just heard that director Barry Sonnenfield will be on board to direct the upcoming episodes for the streaming service.
He’s a great choice for the role considering his previous experience on films like The Addams Family and Men in Black. And he was also attached to the big screen adaptation in the early 2000s, eventually exec producing rather than directing. He’s also worked in TV on stuff like Pushing Daisies and The Tick so he definitely has form.
That said, Sonnenfield hasn’t produced anything significant in quite a while, with the belated threequel Men in Black 3 doing little enough business back in 2012, despite being pretty decent. There’s no word yet on a production start for the new show, and Netflix doesn’t have a release date either. We’re going to assume it will be at least late 2016 at this stage, considering there’s no cast in place.
More info as we get it.