Top Cow Graphic Novel In The Dust Picked Up For The Big Screen
With the Twilight Saga nearing it’s end, it seemed that we as film goers might get a much needed respite from the tiring vampire genre. Alas, Stephen L’Heureux has swooped in to make sure these monsters are not forgotten after Edward and Bella have outlived their time in the lime light, according to THR.
L’Heureux has snatched up the rights to Top Cow Comics’ In The Dust, written by George Mahaffey and Christian Duce and due next year. Fortunately for those of us whose patience is wearing thin with vampire overload, the story for In The Dust sounds pretty cool. In the boring 30s after the Depression has set in, the midwestern “dust bowl” was plagued by “black blizzards”, or massive dust storms. We follow a G-man investigating the disappearances of families from the town these storms hit and uncovering a coven of vampires using the storms as cover for their hunting. Sounds really interesting.
Mahaffey, who sold another of his scripts last year called Heat Seekers to Paramount, will be adapting his 165-page graphic novel for the big screen. This will hopefully keep some consistency between the two stories rather than just having someone else go off on a tangent with it. No other roles have been filled for the production.
L’Heareux however will also be bringing us Undying Love, an eight-part graphic novel about, you guessed it, vampires. Well, for now we’ll just have to sit back, let the vampire genre run its course, and hope that one day it stops being the most exciting thing in the lives of teenage girls. Until then, enjoy your next serving of bloodsucking repetition.
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