Slater has had his share of career ups and downs since landing his first official writing credit on the 2015 horror flick “The Lazarus Effect.” That year also saw the release of director Josh Trank’s “Fantastic Four” film reboot, a box office bombshell that featured Slater as a co-writer. Slater’s next two films as a credited writer, “Pet” and director Adam Wingard’s live-action “Death Note,” fared little better and garnered an average to negative reaction from the audience. from the critics. However, he finally broke through with “The Exorcist” and “The Umbrella Academy”, both of which received positive reviews for their first seasons and won even more accolades with their second installments (although low ratings led to the cancellation of “The Exorcist” after season 2).
Since then, Slater has served as head writer for Marvel’s “Moon Knight” TV show, which is slated to arrive on Disney+ later this year. The MCU series stars Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector, a former U.S. Marine with dissociative identity disorder who transforms into a superhero after becoming the avatar of the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. “Moon Knight” certainly has the makings of an intriguing mix of genre elements – and with a powerhouse like Isaac starring Ethan Hawke as the series’ villain, it could yet prove to be a hit that keeps Slater’s star on the rise.
“Thread” is in early development at Sony, which has not yet scheduled a release date.