Deadline has reported that talks are underway to adapt Jim Butcher’s ongoing series of urban fantasy novels, The Dresden Files.
The series follows Harry Dresden, a wizard PI living in modern-day Chicago, who spends his life becoming embroiled in various supernatural hijinks where he tackles the likes of undead creatures, shapeshifting monsters, immortal warriors, beautiful women, mythological entities, forces of nature and veritable gods, each of which not necessarily referring to different people.
The series so far consists of fifteen novels, two short story collections and assorted comics, and although each instalment is for the most part a self-contained story, since the series features an ever-expanding cast of recurring characters (some human, some supernatural, and others somewhere in between), over time it takes on the feel of one big saga, particularly when the choices characters make are seen to have continuing repercussions.
The series was previously adapted in 2007 for Syfy (then still the Sci-Fi Channel) with Arrow's Paul Blackthorne in the eponymous role. The pilot episode more or less directly adapted the first novel Storm Front, and another heavily condensed the second, Fool Moon, but overall the series was its own thing and took only loose inspiration from the books. This new series will most likely hew far closer to the source material, and be far more compelling as a result.
More as we get it.