MYTHICAL Entertainment is planning to debut a live-action movie based on its popular series “The Ring,” starring Robert Pattinson.
The Hollywood producer announced Monday that the live-to-film movie adaptation of the HBO series, which was filmed in the early 2000s, will star the legendary actor.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mythical’s president of television, Jon Peters, said that the production is about the “universe” and the role of “the ring,” as well as the “world of fantasy.”
“The Ring” is set in a fantasy universe in which humans live as gods.
Pattinson will play the title character, who was a human in an alternate universe who was captured by a ring of creatures and forced to work for them.
The project will be the first of its kind in the world.
Pattison’s last movie, “I, Tonya,” was a critically acclaimed hit and was filmed on location in Ireland.
The production is being led by Legendary Entertainment president of production, John Landgraf, who has also produced several films including “Lord of War” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.”
According to Peters, Mythic is in the process of setting up a digital production studio that will be staffed by actors and crew.
He said that production is scheduled to begin in mid-October.
“The new film will be our next step in bringing the Ring to the screen, and we look forward to bringing you more exciting news soon,” Peters said.