SkibaVision, the production company responsible for feature films like Pursuit and The 2nd, has signed on to produce three films based on Source Point Press comics titles.
Cold Dead Hands, The Curse of Cleaver County, and No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand are currently on the slate to be developed for film, with SkibaVision Founder Brian Skiba directing each.
Skiba has most recently served as the director and writer on action/thrillers Pursuit starring John Cusack and The 2nd starring Ryan Phillippe, Casper van Dien, and Jack Griffo.
Dead Man’s Hand, based on No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand by Kevin, Matthew, and Jake Minor, is the first to be developed and is slated to begin filming in September, 2022.
In No Rest for the Wicked: Dead Man’s Hand, A mysterious cowboy named Reno shows up in the booming silver mining town of Crooked Creek. A card game goes about as badly as it can and Reno runs afoul of the local powers-that-be. Rescued from death in the desert by a local native tribe, for their own purposes, Reno is sent on a mission of vengeance as more than a man, but less than human.
Following Dead Man’s Hand, SkibaVision will produce adaptations of Cold Dead Hands, from the comic written by Source Point Press Chief Branding Officer Garrett Gunn, and the recently announced ongoing title The Curse of Cleaver County, created by Gunn and Josh Werner.
In Cold Dead Hands, drawn by Lee Milewski, Kit Kelso is ready to make a name for himself as a mercenary in an industry filled with his father’s accomplishments. He wants to surpass the fame of his predecessors and become the greatest mercenary that’s ever lived, the only problem is that he’s terrible at it. That is, until he crosses paths with the cursed hands of Athos Matis, and comes wrist-to-wrist with the most powerful weapon in the history of killing-for-profit.
Set in the one of the deadliest fictional locations in the world, The Curse of Cleaver County comic series follows some of the most grotesque, gruesome, and gore-fueled killers as they haunt, horrify, and harrow the residents of every town in Cleaver County. Each unique town will feature a new creative team and an original slasher villain, with the first arc featuring Harold Winslow, created by Gunn and Kit Wallis.
The Curse of Cleaver County comic series is debuting in stores in December 2022 with The Curse of Cleaver County: Double Feature one-shot before the first issue of the ongoing series begins in 2023. Before then, fans can get a taste of the horror series this October with an exclusive New York Comic Con 2022 preview ash can, featuring a cover by Sajad Shah.