Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Freakshow Movie Adaptation Coming from Mark Protosevich!
Leading into our San Diego launch, we've got some AMAZING news to share! Mark Protosevich, the brilliant writer behind I AM LEGEND and Marvel Studios' upcoming blockbuster THOR, is attached to write and possibly direct a feature film adaptation of FREAKSHOW!
GODS AND MONSTERS FOR PROTOSEVICH
Mark Protosevich, who brought the Norse god Thor to life for Marvel Studios, will make "Freakshow" his next comicbook adaptation, and is eyeing the property as a potential directing vehicle.
The scribe has paired with Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein to produce the project. He will pen the script based on the upcoming book that David Server and Jackson Lanzing created, with art from Joe Suitor, an illustrator at Marvel Comics.
The property, which independent imprint Ape Entertainment will publish as a three-issue miniseries in January, revolves around five young protagonists who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed.
Title will be promoted by Ape at this week's Comic-Con confab in San Diego, where advance issues of the book will be sold.
Because the book is self-published, its creators were able to set up the film rights on their own. Move is becoming more common when it comes to comicbooks, given how they're increasingly used to set up movies and TV shows, rather than stand alone as major revenue generators.
Klein was introduced to the book by Server, who had worked as an intern at her production shingle Apartment 3B Prods.
Klein, who has paired with Turner on a number of projects set up around town, will produce "Freakshow" with Protosevich. Manager Ray Miller will exec produce.
Find the full story at Variety.com! We couldn't be more proud to have this stellar team bringing our characters to the screen. And don't forget to stop by the Ape Entertainment booth this weekend if you want a sneak peek at issue #1. See you at the con!