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Graphic novel The New West heading to the big screen from Benderspink

02.17.2012by: Eric Walkuski

Production company Benderspink (THE RING, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) has optioned the rights to Black Bull Media’s two-issue comic book THE NEW WEST, originally written by Jimmy Palmiotti featuring art by Phil Noto. A post-apocalyptic western of sorts, the tale seems like an intriguing combination of BOOK OF ELI and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.

The story is set in a near-future Los Angeles where an electromagnetic pulse bomb has caused all technology to stop working. In this hostile environment a disgraced former LAPD detective must rescue a kidnapped mayor with only a horse and a sword.

Benderspink's Chris Bender, JC Spink and Jake Weiner will produce along with Wizard Magazine and Black Bull Media founder Gareb Shamus. Now a screenwriter and director have to be found.

Benderspink made news a few days ago when it was announced the company is prepping the mutant bug flick JITTERS with director Mike Mitchell.

Extra Tidbit: Have you read THE NEW WEST?
Source: THR

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