Anya Taylor-Joy became worldwide famous with her Netflix series “Queen’s Gambit”. She has millions of new fans all around the globe. The series became fan favorite and fans were demanding a second season from the streaming company. But, it seems like Netflix has no plan to continue its “Limited series”. Limited series usually do not get a second season. But, with the amount of love and positive reviews the show got, Netflix might change its mind. However, there are rumors that Anya Taylor-Joy will play another great role in the upcoming Netflix series.
There are rumors that Netflix is creating a new series based on the book “Laughter in the Dark”. Scott Frank is all excited to bring back all the gang of Queen’s Gambit for another hit show. Scoot Frank is the genius that directed and wrote the screenplay for the series.
A lot of directors before him tried to bring “Queen’s Gambit” on the big screens. According to Scott, even Heath Ledger wanted to debut as a director with Queen’s Gambit before his death. Scot Frank said this during an interview;
When the book came out in 1983, I think it was Bernardo Bertolucci who wanted to do it. And then a series of directors came in over the years – Michael Apted, Tom Tykwer. There were all sorts of people who flirted with it over the years.
Heath Ledger was going to do it as his directorial debut before he died. And so it’s been around. And I think everybody faced the same battle, which is when you reduce the novel to a screenplay – just an hour-and-a-half, two-hour movie – it really becomes a sports movie, period. Is she going to win? Is she not going to win? You know, oh, she wins – that sort of thing – and whereas if you can do something longer with it, it can be about so much more.
Laughter in the dark
Netflix’s new project with Scott Frank is going to be Laughter In The Dark. It is based on a book by the same name. Scott Frank revealed more details during a podcast;
“I’m gonna do it with Anya,” Frank said. “It’s gonna be kind of a valentine to movies, I’m gonna do it as a film noir. And the book is more about art and paintings; I’m gonna make it more of a movie within a movie. It’s a really nasty, wonderful little thriller. I hope to do it with all the folks I did Queen’s Gambit [with].”
Laughter in the dark was published in 1932. It is based on a middle-aged artist, Albert Albinus. He falls in love with 17 years old girl. The book is filled with twists and turns. However, there are no further details about the project yet. Scott Frank is also working on another project. It is based on the famous movie “The Maltese Falcon”, starring Humphrey Bogart as “Sam Spade”.
There is no news about the release date yet. The show is still in development phase and Netflix has not annouced anything yet.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.