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Vampire comic Nightfall picked up for film adaptation

18 November 2009 6:50 AM, PST | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Vampires show no signs of staying in their coffins and crypts as far as Hollywood is concerned.

Aurora Productions has teamed up with Platinum Studios to develop a feature film of Platinum's graphic novel Nightfall, reports Variety.

The 2007 publication, penned by Scott O. Brown and illustrated by Ferran Xalabarder, centres on a man who is sent to prison only to discover it is controlled by vampires.

Aurora's William Stuart will produce the movie with Platinum Studios' chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

Platinum is also planning film adaptations of Cowboys & Aliens, Unique, The Witchblade and Atlantis Rising.

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Fox21 Set to Engage in Gunplay

3 November 2009 1:46 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Surprise! Another graphic novel (which is a fancy term Hollywood uses when they want to fool audiences into thinking the subject matter of their next movie was not based upon a comic book) is coming to the screen, but this time it's the small one!

According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based on Platinum's graphic novel "Gunplay." "Final Destination" writer-producer Glen Morgan is on board to adapt the novel, created and written by Jorge Vega. "Gunplay" centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-searing pain. "'Gunplay' is one of those rare combinations of fantastically created characters and wonderfully told narrative, which creates an inventive canvas from which to play," Platinum Studios chairman »

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Fox21, Platinum load 'Gunplay' for TV

1 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based on Platinum's graphic novel "Gunplay."

"Final Destination" writer-producer Glen Morgan is on board to adapt the novel, created and written by Jorge Vega.

"Gunplay" centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-searing pain.

" 'Gunplay' is one of those rare combinations of fantastically created characters and wonderfully told narrative, which creates an inventive canvas from which to play," Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg said.

Added Fox21 president Chris Carlisle, "It is a unique story of an ordinary man who must live with an extraordinary curse."

The deal was brokered by former Universal Pictures executive Randy Greenberg, CAA and the Rigberg Entertainment Group.

Platinum and Fox21 recently teamed to adapt another Platinum property, »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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Fox21 developing 'Indestructible Man' series

19 October 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based on Platinum's upcoming comic-book series "Indestructible Man."

"Indestructible" tells the story of Nick Rabel, an elite secret agent who can't be killed and discovers the hard way the difference between "indestructible" and "unbreakable."

"This is a fun comic story where our indestructible lead character has major issues," said Fox21 president Chris Carlisle, who called the tale "a unique combination of superpowers and humor."

Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, who is executive producing the project, said Fox21 brass "really understood this character and the world he inhabits from the very first meeting."

The deal was brokered by ex-Universal Pictures executive Randy Greenberg, CAA and the Rigberg Entertainment Group.

The film and TV division of Platinum Studios, whose library contains more than 5,600 characters, also is developing features "Cowboys & Aliens," "Unique," "The Witchblade," "Atlantis Rising," "The Weapon" and "Mal Chance. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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'Waverly' star joins 'Weapon' adaptation

15 September 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

David Henrie of the Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" will pair with Platinum Studios to develop its comic book series, "The Weapon," into a feature film he'd star in.

"Weapon" follows martial arts enthusiast and inventor Tommy Zhou, who has developed a ground-breaking portable innovation that an evil order will stop at nothing to steal. Released in 2007, "Weapon" was created by Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

"'The Weapon' is so awesome, and my Disney audience will enjoy the empowerment and action-filled journey my character experiences," Henrie said. "I'm a huge fan and student of Mma (mixed martial arts), and I hope to bring that to the character of Tommy."

Rosenberg ("Dead of Night") and Jim Henrie ("The Beautiful and the Damned") will produce; Randy Greenberg of the Greenberg Group will exec produce.

Platinum also is developing "Cowboys and Aliens" at DreamWorks and Universal, "Atlantis Rising »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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