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Charles Soule’s 27: Crossroad Blues Goes IndieGoGo to Become a Movie

27firstset_coverWriter Charles Soule is having a hell of a year. Not only is he taking over DC Comics Swamp Thing, but he’s also got Strange Attractors for Archaia Press and the upcoming Letter 44 from Oni Press this year as well (plus I’m sure more that’s yet to be announced). Now add into that mix, a movie.

Soule and director James Cooper have teamed up to bring the Faustian supernatural drama, 27: Crossroad Blues to the screen. They are turning to crowd funding on Indiegogo to make it to raise the film’s $65,000 budget over a 30-day all-or-nothing campaign.

Based on Soule’s Image Comics series, 27, and adapted to a live action short film, 27: Crossroad Blues is inspired by the legend of 1930s blues musician Robert Johnson selling his soul in exchange for extraordinary guitar skills. Young Bobby approaches the crossroads to make a deal with the devil. A deal is made, but that’s about the only thing that goes as expected. Turns out, the devil’s not the only supernatural entity interested in Bobby’s magic hands. The story puts an otherworldly twist on the events leading up to the singers mysterious death at the age of 27.

The short story was originally published in the first collected volume of 27. Soule has adapted his story for the screen, with the production being produced and directed by Cooper. Peter Mabrucco and Yaw Attuah will serve as Co-Producers. Upon completion of the film, 27: Crossroad Blues will tour comic conventions across North America before rolling it out on the film festival circuit.

The cast includes Benjamin Watson as Bobby, Elias Toufexis as Erebus, Stephen Hart as The Devil, and Christine Horne as The Nine.

Joining Cooper behind the camera is award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor Martin Tori and award-winning Director of Photography Pasha Patriki.  Composing the film’s original score is Andrew Raiher.

You can help pitch in and make this happen!