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Vault Comics’ Heathen Film Finds Its Director

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has come on board the Viking fantasy-adventure Heathen for Constantin Film and Prime Universe Films.

Hardwicke will direct from a script by Kerry Williamson, based on Vault Comics‘ series by Natasha Alterici. She will also executive produce.

The stories center on the warrior Aydis, an outcast gay woman born into a time of warfare, suffering, and subjugation of women. She is on a mission to end the oppressive reign of the god-king Odin. The book was selected by the Young Adult Library Service Association to be included in its  2018 “Great Graphic Novels For Teens” list.

Constantin Film’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans, Prime Universe Film’s Adrian Askarieh are producing along with F.J. DeSanto. Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz and Vault CEO Damian Wassel will executive produce.

Spencer & Locke is Optioned by Prime Universe Films

Spencer & Locke is the latest comic book series to be optioned to be made in the film. The series written by David Pepose with art by Jorge Santiago, Jr. and published by Action Lab Entertainment has been picked up by film producer Adrian Askarieh and his company Prime Universe Films.

Spencer & Locke follows hard-boiled Detective Locke as he solves a brutal murder with the only partner he can trust — his imaginary talking panther, Spencer. But as their investigation stirs up a vicious crime syndicate and memories of Locke’s traumatic upbringing, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to learn the truth?

Spencer & Locke #4, which concludes the series’ action-packed storyline, will be available at comic shops and digital devices Wednesday, July 19. Series writer David Pepose will be signing copies of all four issues at Comic-Con International in San Diego at the Action Lab booth (#2006), including a never-before-seen SDCC variant cover from artist Joe Mulvey.

You can read our glowing review of the first issue and find out why this is a series you should check out now!

Fox Television Studios and New Regency Television take on Enormous

Enormous_CVR_120th Century Fox Television and New Regency Television are teaming up with producer Adrian Askarieh‘s Prime Universe Films to embark on the development of an event-series based on the best-selling action/horror comic book Enormous from publisher 215 Ink.

Set in the near future, the comic book series finds the world suffering a planetary resource crisis when a vast ecological cataclysm spawns The Enormous, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Displaced from atop the food-chain, humankind struggles to stave off extinction, and a shattered society scrambles for refuge in the wake of the monstrous rampage.

Amid the ashes of Phoenix, Ariz., Ellen Grace, a former school teacher who lost everything and everyone she loved in the uprising, leads a search and rescue team into the ruins of the city in hopes of locating children orphaned by the cataclysm. But not all the remaining humans seek salvation, and in a world dominated by monsters, man is still the most dangerous animal of all.

Enormous debuted to critical praise in July 2014 and has achieved repeated release-day sellouts in its first six issues, with the first issue requiring a second printing. Strong secondary-market sales have driven interest in the series that continues to defy industry sales trends, with the final issue of the first arc outselling the initial offering.

Andrew Poltkin of New Regency Television and Adrian Askarieh of Prime Universe Films will serve as executive producers for the series. The search is on for a top show-runner.

Enormous originally debuted as an oversized one-shot graphic novella in 2012 and later served as the basis for a groundbreaking live-action short web filmfrom Machinima – written by André Øvredal, director of “Trollhunter;” directed by BenDavid Grabinski,  and produced by Askarieh’s Prime Universe Films, Pure Imagination Studios and Machinima.

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