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Garth Ennis' comic Crossed will become a really sick and violent movie

04.16.2010

Writer Garth Ennis has had a long successful career in comics, but not quite so much luck in Hollywood.

While adaptations of his books PREACHER and THE BOYS slowly claw their way through Development Hell, his Avatar series CROSSED is skipping that process altogether.

The obscenely violent post-apocalyptic book is coming to life courtesy of producers Michael De Luca, Jason Netter and Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Prods., who are raising independent financing for the project. The producers obviously hope this creative freedom will help the finished product follow the KICK-ASS model by catching fanboy buzz and a lucrative distribution deal.

In the comic, an unexplained virus infects mankind, manifesting physically with a strange cross-shaped rash on the face of its victims. The disease, spread through bodily fluids, causes these "Crossed" to lose impulse control and perform unspeakable acts of sadism against the uninfected (like, say, beat them to death with a severed horse penis). The story follows a dwindling group of survivors searching for a safe haven while evading a particularly tenacious group of the Crossed.

Extra Tidbit: If you're not familiar with comic company Avatar, it's where writers like Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis get to publish all the great crazy shit that no one else would touch.
Source: Variety

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4:57PM on 04/18/2010
I like a lot of Ennis' stuff that I've read, but that really sounds like crap.
I like a lot of Ennis' stuff that I've read, but that really sounds like crap.
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9:56PM on 04/17/2010

ROAD WARRIOR MEETS 28 DAYS LATER

They got my 10 dollars. BOOK OF ELI was good to.
They got my 10 dollars. BOOK OF ELI was good to.
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11:39AM on 04/17/2010

Hoping this leads to a Preacher movie... Finally.

Considering how Frank Miller & Mark Millar's comic book movies did well enough to get more movie work, I figure if Crossed does well, maybe Warner will get their heads out of their asses and finally gives us a Preacher movie.
Considering how Frank Miller & Mark Millar's comic book movies did well enough to get more movie work, I figure if Crossed does well, maybe Warner will get their heads out of their asses and finally gives us a Preacher movie.
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10:28PM on 04/16/2010
I love Ennis, but I couldn't really get into this one. Maybe I just need to give it another look.
I love Ennis, but I couldn't really get into this one. Maybe I just need to give it another look.
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10:00PM on 04/16/2010

Dave Davis speaks the truth

when i used to get comics on a weekly basis i'd go through the previews catalogue and look through Avatar's section and sure enough Ellis and/or Ennis would be sure enough to have at least a couple of books or ogn's being released.

Avatar = always dependable for some wild and crazy books.
when i used to get comics on a weekly basis i'd go through the previews catalogue and look through Avatar's section and sure enough Ellis and/or Ennis would be sure enough to have at least a couple of books or ogn's being released.

Avatar = always dependable for some wild and crazy books.
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