[Movies] Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Options Red 5 Comics' Haunted Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.06.2014
The comic isn't even out yet...
Superhero Hype reports that Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions has optioned Red 5 Comics' new series Haunted for a film adaptation. The comic has not been released in stores yet.
Here's a synopsis: In the story of "Haunted," the barrier between our world and the spiritual realm was mysteriously torn apart allowing the Earth to be overrun by ghosts, demons and poltergeists. Creatures once thought to be mythological terrorized mankind and society collapsed. Thirteen years later, Sarah McCallister manages to survive by being tough, smart, and looking out only for herself. But when a chance to set the world back to normal arises, she finds herself in the compromising position of putting her faith in strangers for the first time.
It's a four-part series written by Scott Chitwood (Drone, Afterburn, Dead or Alive), illustrated by Danny Luckert, and colored by Ivan Plascencia (Neozoic: Trader's Gambit). It is featured in Red 5's 2014 Free Comic Book Day issue.
Chitwood said: "The problem with most ghost stories is that if the characters simply leave the haunted house, all of their problems are over. But if the entire world is the haunted house, there's nowhere to run or hide. Imagine the end of 'Ghostbusters,' but with the heroes failing and Gozer taking over the world. Sarah survived a traumatic and dangerous childhood, constantly on the run from all manner of horrors. But if she is to have any hope of saving the world, she must go against every instinct that has kept her alive so far. As a long-time fan of 'The Usual Suspects' and Singer's 'X-Men' films, it was very gratifying to find Bat Hat so enthusiastic about the story and premise of 'Haunted.' They have been incredibly supportive and great to work with."
You can pre-order the comic here from your comic shop using the order code FEB141420 (before February 28). The first issue will be released on April 30, 2014.