THE WALKING DEAD’S ROBERT KIRKMAN TO START NEW EXORCISM COMIC BOOK SERIES: OUTCAST

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From The Press Release:

Skybound is proud to announce OUTCAST, from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta!

Outcast is the story of Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.

Slated to come out early 2014 as a monthly comic release, Robert Kirkman promises a dramatic, realistic horror concept similar to THE WALKING DEAD. Fox International is currently developing a potential television series with Kirkman based off Outcast, which he has been working on for over 2 years. Despite his recent involvement in TV, Kirkman reassured us, “I still love comics, that is my main focus.”

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE POTENTIAL OUTCAST TELEVISION SHOW & A TEASER LOOK AT THE COMIC!

DARABONT TO BRING LIFE TO ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

Frank Darabont (THE MIST, SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION) will be writing and directing the mini-series version of the Image Comics hit ‘THE WALKING DEAD’ created by Robert Kirkman for AMC.

This from Shock Till You Drop:

AMC and Frank Darabont (The Mist) are inching ever so close to teaming up to adapt the Image Comics graphic novel series “The Walking Dead,” written by Robert Kirkman.

Darabont will write and direct! Incredible. It’s been rumored that the series would go to Showtime  or HBO, however, Darabont could make this work for AMC.

Variety says that Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion are also on board to executive produce.

The story is set among a group of zombie survivors of an apocalypse who are led by a police officer, Rick Grimes, in search of a safe place to live.

AMC Senior Vice President of Programming Joel Stillerman said the series will stay faithful to the tone of the original novels. “This is not about zombies popping out of closets. This is a story about survival, and the dynamics of what happens when a group is forced to survive under these circumstances. The world (in ‘Walking Dead’) is portrayed in a smart, sophisticated way.”

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I know I’ll sure as hell be looking forward to this one!  It’ll be fuckin’ awesome.  Forget the shitty CGI in THE MIST, Frank Darabont is one of the few directors who could really breathe life into this comic and make it a badass fuckin’ flick!

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT

To know me is to know that my favourite writer of all time is H.P. Lovecraft.  I’ve read and re-read everything he’s written (almost, the selected letters have still eluded my grasp).  Well, it would seem that IMAGE COMICS have a new series going entitled THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF H.P. LOVECRAFT.  Here’s the synopsis:

When an ancient curse transforms young H.P. Lovecraft’s darkest nightmares into reality, the timid writer becomes both an unwitting god of destruction and the only person who can battle the evil he’s unleashed into the world. One part biography, one part horror pulp, one part fugitive thriller and you have… one weird tale indeed.

Has the potential to either suck or be something interesting.  Check out one of the comic covers below: