Horror comics are all the rage right now, thanks in no small part to the success of Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead", and today we have word that yet another comic firmly set in our beloved genre has been optioned for the big screen treatment by one of Hollywood's biggest names.
Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions has optioned the upcoming horror comic HAUNTED for the big screen, according to Coming Soon, who shares that the four-part horror action-adventure written by Scott Chitwood ("Drone," "Afterburn," "Dead or Alive") has yet to hit the shelves but has already garnered the attention of Hollywood with its unique take on the supernatural.
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.
Sounds like it could certainly be a cool film with the right director attached. Chitwood says of his tale:
"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."
I know it takes some time to get these projects off the ground and in front of cameras, but I'm already excited for this one. Sounds like a lotta fun.
We'll keep you posted on news regarding HAUNTED as we hear it.