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Young Jeffrey Dahmer graphic novel My Friend Dahmer heading to the big-screen!

Jul. 11, 2012by: Jared Pacheco
There's a lot of terrible, scary things in our genre. From zombies to ghosts to vampires and everything in between. Chances are if you can imagine it, there was a horror movie made about it. But sometimes we tend to forget about the terror that lives beyond the screen and happens right here in the real world.

Serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer. Sick, sick individuals who do things that one could only imagine in a horror movie. What am I getting at? Why a brand new Jeffrey Dahmer flick of course! According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog Ibid Filmworks' Marc Meyers and Jody Girgenti have just picked up the rights for John "Derf" Backderf's graphic novel MY FRIEND DAHMER.

The news comes fresh out of Comic-Con and has Adam Goldworm of Aperture Entertainment already tapped to produce. Released earlier this year in March by Abrams ComicArts, MY FRIEND DAHMER reads:

The tome follows Jeffrey Dahmer from age 12, when he was a shy, bespectacled kid, right up to the day he kills his first victim two weeks after high school graduation.

Its set in a bizarre world of 1970s suburbia, where the future serial killer is a troubled teenager, slowly descending into darkness as his divorcing parents, high school teachers, and peers stand by and do nothing.

The graphic novel was told through the perspective of his then-friend Backderf, a fellow oddball, and was praised for being sympathetic yet unflinching.

Sounds about right. No telling when things will get rolling on MY FRIEND DAHMER but as soon as they do you can bet we'll be right here to tell you about it.

Extra Tidbit: Jeremy Renner, who next stars in HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS alongside Gemma Arterton (above), actually won an Indie Spirit Award for his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in 2002's DAHMER.
Source: THR

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