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Horror shop Blumhouse is teaming with Boom! Studios for werewolf drama Curse.
Blumhouse has optioned the graphic novel that was written Michael Moreci (Roche Limit) and Tim Daniel (Enormous) and illustrated by Colin Lorimer and Riley Rossmo.
Jason Blum will produce via Blumhouse, while Ross Richie and Stephen Christy will produce on Boom!’s side.
The story centers on a widowed father who is desperate and financially broken from trying to save his child from a rare illness. Seizing the opportunity to claim a reward offered for the capture of a killer in his rural community, he inadvertently captures a werewolf. The question then becomes whether the lycan will be the broken family’s reluctant savior or its final destroyer.
The comic was notable as it featured a black protagonist, an uncommon occurrence in comic publishing.
Boom!’s Adam Yoelin will executive produce the project.
The comic’s creators already have an inroad into Hollywood. Daniel’s first graphic novel Enormous was adapted into a webseries by Machinima and currently is in development as a TV series with 20th Television and New Regency.
Boom!, which last week set up its superhero comic Irredeemable at Fox with Adam McKay to direct, has several horror titles in development, with Curse being the third in recent months. The Empty Man is set up at Fox with David Fincher protege David Prior writing and directing, and Tag is being developed by Fox with Annabelle filmmaker John R. Leonetti attached to direct.
Blum has several horror flicks in the can, among them this weekend’s The Darkness, with Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell, and The Purge: Election Year, which Universal will open July 1. He also is a producer on car culture drama Lowriders.
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