Monday, January 05, 2004

Grendel movie?!

Well, all right!

Warner Bros. Pictures-based John Wells Prods. has optioned the graphic novel "Grendel" from its creator, Matt Wagner, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment and Arsenal Entertainment. Scribe Carl Lund is attached to adapt the project through his blind script deal with JWP. An award-winning comic creation, "Grendel" spans several decades with its story encompassing various generations of characters. Lund's script will focus on the story line of Christine Spar, the adopted granddaughter of the notoriously sadistic yet rich and graceful Hunter Rose -- aka the original Grendel. Spar was the focus of Wagner's book "Grendel: Devil's Legacy."
(original story)

In the mid-80’s Matt Wagner’s Grendel and Mage were two of my absolute favorite comic books. While I would prefer to see the original Hunter Rose saga on celluloid I can understand why the Christine Spar story would be easier to translate and a bigger crowd pleaser. Let’s see if this actually ever gets off the ground but if it does it has the potential to be very cool.

Thanks to my little brother for the tip off on this one.

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