Marvel’s INHUMANS Finds Director for IMAX Episodes
According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC has hired director Roel Reine to helm the first two episodes of The Inhumans television series. Reine has directed Death Race 2, Wolf Town, and The Man With The Iron Fists 2. Reine won much acclaim for his Dutch film The Delivery.
His film Admiral is the only film to land in the top ten in the Netherlands. Reine also directed the U.S television series Black Sails. Former Dexter showrunner Scott Buck will serve as showrunner of the series. Buck has also played an important role in developing the Netflix drama Iron Fist. All episodes of Inhumans are expected to be shot in IMAX.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Inhumans follows “a race of superhumans with diverse and unique powers.” The series will be focusing on superhuman Black Bolt, and his family. This marks the third collaboration with Marvel and ABC. The first is the still ongoing Agents of Shield. The second is the dearly departed Agent Carter.
The first two episodes of Inhumans will arrive in over 1000 theaters on Labor Day weekend before premiering on ABC that September. This is an unprecedented move in entertainment history. Before turning into a television series, the Inhumans series was originally intended to be a movie, and part of the MCU movie franchise.
The Inhumans was picked up by ABC in a rare eight episode, straight to series order. A planned feature film in still in the works, but has been delayed due to the impending arrival of the television series. It is unclear whether The Inhumans will be a ratings hit like Agents of Shield, or a disappointment like Agent Carter.
It is also unclear whether or not the television Inhuman show crosses over into the MCU. In addition to the upcoming Inhumans, Marvel’s Iron Fist will be premiering this March. Netflix’s The Defenders will be premiering later in the year.