The Gargoyles didn’t have to spend another thousand years frozen in stone to get another crack at television.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Dauberman and James Wan’s Atomic Monster banner are working on a live-action Gargoyles series for Disney Plus. Dauberman wrote Annabelle, Annabelle: Creation, Annabelle Comes Home, and The Nun for Atomic Monster. He also directed the third Annabelle, marking his directorial debut.
Gargoyles was created by Greg Weisman and produced by Walt Disney Animation. The story followed gargoyle statues that had been moved from Scotland to New York City. Once there, the statues awoke for the first time in 1,000 years, revealing themselves to be fierce warriors. They became protectors of the city while also dealing with issues from their past.
The series aired for three seasons from 1994 to 1997.
Dauberman is set to write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner on the series. He will be joined by James Wan and Michael Clear as executive producers. No timeline has been named for the potential debut and the project is considered to still be in early development.
Fans have long asked for a new Gargoyles project, and a film was in development around 2010, but stalled out and was never made. Hopefully this project will have a bit more luck moving forward. How the Gargoyles will translate into live-action should be interesting to see.