Showtime is set to develop a TV series based on the comic series The Auteur. Taikia Waititi is set to direct and co-write the adaptation. Jude Law is in talks to star. The Auteur was created by Rick Spears and James Callahan.
Law would portray Hollywood producer Nathan T. Rex as he comes off the biggest box office bomb in Hollywood history. He enters a downward spiral of drugs and depravity in a quest to resurrect his career and save his soul.
“Over budget and behind schedule on President’s Day, he is backed into a corner by bad publicity, a crap project, and studio politics. But enlisting serial-killer-turned-murder-consultant Darwin, his trusty assistant Igor, narcotics from Doctor Love, and the lovely actress Coconut, T. Rex will stop at nothing in his quest for cinematic fame and glory. God help us all.”
It’s unknown when the series would go into production.