Simon Stålenhag’s Creepy and Haunting Sci-Fi Paintings are now gonna be an Amazon Series

Simon-Stalenhag

I really do love this guy’s work. There is something so ethereal and yet so grounding about his work that the end result is nothing less than amazing. From the Verge article:

“Over the last couple of years, Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag has earned considerable acclaim for Tales from the Loop, a science fiction art book that juxtaposes a sense of nostalgia for the rural countryside against an alternate, futuristic past. Yesterday, Amazon ordered a series based on the book, to be adapted by Legion writer Nathaniel Halpern.

Variety reports that the project will be a co-production with Fox 21 Television Studios, which was responsible for such shows as Sons of Anarchy and American Crime Story. Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) will direct the pilot for the show and will be an executive producer. In 2013, Stålenhag told The Verge that his art was inspired by his childhood in rural Sweden and his love of the science fiction films he watched at the time. “The only difference in the world of my art and our world is that … ever since the early 20th century, attitudes and budgets were much more in favor of science and technology.” Sharon Tal Yguado, head of scripted genre programming for Amazon Studios, said that “Nathaniel is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creating soulful, human stories that push the boundaries of genre programming, and we’re thrilled to be working with him on this series.”

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Ash Hamilton is not only the owner of Horror-Fix.com, but also one of its major contributors. A long time horror movie enthusiast, Ash has lent his personality to radio and television and continues to support his favorite genre through his writing and art. He also loves beef jerky and puppies... and low-grade street-quality hallucinogens.

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