WarnerMedia has picked up its second series for the forthcoming streaming service, ordering "Tokyo Vice" with Ansel Elgort attached to star.
The series is based on Jake Adelstein's non-fiction book of the same name, the series centers on the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, an individual with knowledge of the series told TheWrap. Elgort will star as Adelstein, an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Vice police squad to reveal corruption. The series will chronicle Jake's daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing, and no one, is truly what or who they seem.
This marks Elgort's first TV role, who is known for his big-screen roles in "Baby Driver" and "The Fault in Our Stars." He is set to star in Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story."
WarnerMedia has given a 10-episode order. J.T. Rogers will write the adaptation with Destin Daniel Cretton directing. John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines, and Elgort will serve as executive producers. Endeavor Content will serve as the studio.
"Tokyo Vice" is the second series order for the upcoming streaming service, joining the Anna Kendrick love anthology series "Love Life."
The WSJ, citing people familiar with the matter, reports that AT&T is eyeing a $16 to $17 monthly price point for the service, which would include HBO and Cinemax. WarnerMedia would drop its initial plan of a three-tiered service, and instead, roll up the two pay-cable channels with Warner Bros.' library of film and TV shows.
All 44 Stephen King Movies, Ranked Worst to Best (Photos)
Where does "Doctor Sleep" place among the many big-screen adaptations of the horror master's work?
Stephen King isn't just an author by this point: He's an institution, a legacy of classic horror stories that capture our imaginations, fuel our nightmares, and speak -- when he's at his best -- to our shared experiences as flawed, emotional beings. The best King stories scare so many of us that we all feel connected, and even the worst are usually pretty fun.
King's books and short stories quickly became hit movies, many of them celebrated in their time, and some flopped so hard that hardly anybody remembers them. Cataloguing every adaptation might be a fool's errand, so we made some tough choices and decided to focus only on his theatrical releases.
And even then, there are so many King adaptations that it gets tricky. The sequels to King's work rarely have anything to do with the source material, so they're all disqualified (even though some, like Larry Cohen's prescient anti-fascist monster drama "A Return to Salem's Lot," are genuinely interesting). We also cut King some slack and removed "The Lawnmower Man" from our watch list, since he fought to have his own name removed from the film and won.
(There are also some adaptations that are simply difficult to find in America, like the Indian adaptions of "Misery" and "Quitter's, Inc." -- "Julie Ganapathi" and "No Smoking" -- but we tried. We promise we tried.)
Even with all those caveats we felt one particular film deserved a quasi-official, honorable mention. Before we rank into every theatrically-released Stephen King adaptation let's give out one honorable mention...