Los Angeles-based Dynamic Television is joining forces with Grid Labs and Element 8 Entertainment to produce and distribute “Stryx,” a live-action TV series adaptation of best-selling French graphic novel “Le Chants des Stryges.”
“Stryx” is being written by John Harrison, a renown writer/director of science fiction and horror who frequently collaborated with George A. Romero and worked on the Emmy-winning adaptation of “Dune” and Netflix’s mini-series “Residue,”.
Holly Hines, senior VP of original content for Dynamic, described John Harrison as “a master story-teller.”
“Stryx” follows a disgraced American secret agent on the run who teams up with a mysterious female mercenary in his effort to clear his name. Together they uncover a web of powerful interests that transcend governments, and a race of super creatures that have long inhabited the Earth.
The series is based on “Le Chants des Stryges,” 17-volume series which was published by Delcourt Group, has sold millions of copies over the last 20 years and spawned five spin-off series totaling 42 books, according to Dynamic.
The franchise has been translated into nine languages with the English language version available on Amazon’s comiXology.
Daniel March and Hines of Dynamic will serve as executive producers along with Mark Mertens and Peter Lories from Grid Labs and Jin Ishimoto, Harvey Myman and Patty Ishimoto from Element 8.
“It is rare to find a wonderful intellectual property that, while originating in Europe, has all the inherent qualities to expand into a global phenomenon, with unique characters, riveting action and great commercial potential,” said Mertens.
Harley Quinn, the breakout character from the Warner Bros/DC film Suicide Squad that already is set up for a spinoff movie, is getting her own animated TV series. Warner Bros’ upcoming DC-Branded direct-to-consumer digital platform has ordered 26 episodes of half-hour adult animated action-comedy series Harley Quinn, from Powerless executive producers Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker and Dean Lorey via Warner Bros. Animation. Continue reading
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Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have premiered a trailer for their next animated feature “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight”.
An adaptation of the popular 1989 ‘Elseworlds’ tale which introduced the Victorian Era Dark Knight who was in pursuit of Jack the Ripper, the original comic was written by Brian Augustyn and drawn by Mike Mignola.
The project will be followed by “Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay” and “Death of Superman” later in 2018, and “Reign of the Supermen” in early 2019.
Syfy has announced the full cast of its drama series pilot based on Rick Remender and Wes Craig’s graphic novel series “Deadly Class”.
The story is set at the height of late 1980s counter culture, the action follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. He must maintain his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties. Continue reading
According to Deadline, the show, developed by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, is expected to debut in early 2019.
“In a landscape saturated with superhero shows, The Boys is the next evolution in this popular genre,” Amazon’s Sharon Tal Yguado said in a statement. “With Eric, Evan, Seth and Original Film all behind this series, we are excited to adapt this popular comic, from the visionary minds of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, for television.”
The project was originally developed for Cinemax, but the pay cable channel ultimately chose to pass on the show. Amazing began courting the series by ordering a script from writer Eric Kripke. Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot. The duo, who are also behind AMC’s Preacher, will also serve as executive producers on the project.
Sony Pictures TV Studios will co-produce the series with both Amazon and Neal H. Moritz’s Original Films.
Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys, which ran for 72 issues from 2008 to 2012, depicted a world wherein superheroes had become amoral celebrities that often engaged in destructive and selfish behavior. The Boys are a CIA squad that keeps those heroes in check, taking them out permanently, if need be.
Millar said that he asked the best comic book artist in the industry to draw this landmark new book. Unfortunately, Rob Liefeld is apparently not involved, but he did a pretty good job in selecting his second choice: Olivier Coipel. Announced today on Entertainment Weekly (but not in the headline), Coipel will be joining Millar for a six-issue comic called The Magic Order, described as:
“Five families of magicians have spent generations protecting humankind while living among them as normal-seeming neighbors and co-workers. But when a new enemy emerges and starts picking off the wizards one by one, it forces them to take new measures.”
Preparations begin at Castle Golga for the annual festival of the undead, as a pair of fearless vampire killers question a man hidden away in a monastery on the Baltic Sea. The mysterious Mr. Higgins wants nothing more than to avoid the scene of his wife’s death, and the truth about what happened to him in that castle. However, these heroic men sworn to rid the world of the vampire scourge inspire Higgins to venture out and to end the only suffering he really cares about–his own.
This sendup of classic vampire stories sees Mignola teaming with British artist Warwick Johnson-Cadwell (Solid State Tank Girl, No. 1 Car Spotter) for an original graphic novel as outlandish as The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Brian Michael Bendis has written for Marvel Comics for nearly 18 years, working on titles ranging from Ultimate Spider-Man and Daredevil to Secret Invasion and Jessica Jones. However, that era is coming to an end this morning with an announcement from DC Comics. Continue reading