An updated version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” is in the works for TV. Deadline.com reports that Spike TV is developing the project.
The new version comes from Joshua D. Maurer’s City Entertainment, and is described as having a contemporary and political twist on the novel, which is about a young man who escapes from prison after he was unjustly incarcerated, and seeks revenge on his enemies.
It’s not clear whether the project would be a miniseries or limited series, the story notes. “The Count of Monte Cristo” has attracted other modern-day takes, including the ABC drama “Revenge.”