[Movies] Saw Writers Tapped for Film Adaptation of The Stuff of Legend Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.09.2013
A story about living toys…
THR reports that writing partners Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been brought in to write a feature adaptation of the comic The Stuff of Legend. The writers have previously written four of the seven films in the Saw franchise.
The film will be directed by Pete Candeland for Disney. It will reportedly feature a blend of both live action and CGI.
The comic was originally written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith and illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III. Below is an official synopsis of the comic from Th3rd World Studios:
"The year is 1944. An allied force advances along a war-torn beach in a strange land, outnumbered and far from home. Together, they fight the greatest evil they have ever known. Never ending waves of exotic enemies come crashing down on them, but they will not rest. Thousands of miles away, the world is on the brink of destruction. But here in a child's bedroom in Brooklyn, our heroes, a small group of toys loyal to their human master, fight an unseen war to save him from every child's worst nightmare. Led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel and the boy's faithful teddy-bear named Max, the toys enter the realm known as The Dark. There they will face off against the Boogeyman and his army-- a legion of the boy's forgotten, bitter toys. Fighting to survive insurmountable odds, the toys will discover this is a battle not only for the soul of a child, but for their own as well."