Adding to their current film adaptation plate, Boom! Studios has partnered with Blumhouse Productions to bring the original graphic novel, Curse, to the big screen. Curse was published by Boom! as a four-issue miniseries in 2014 and centers around a father's fight to save his son, which results in the capture of a murderous werewolf.
Created by Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters), Tim Daniel (Enormous), Riley Rossmo (Rebel Blood) and Colin Lorimer (UXB), it's the second big comic adaptation announced for Boom! in the past week, joining the Adam McKay-directed evil superhero tale Irredeemable. Blumhouse has been involved with several major horror features in the past decade, including Sinister, Insidious, Paranormal Activity and The Purge. This gruesome, gripping father-son survival tale with the added attraction of a bloodthirsty werewolf seems like a natural to join the ranks of modern horror classics with comic book roots.
Here's the official synopsis:
“Laney Griffith is a man who will do anything to save his son from leukemia, but the cost of treatment has broken him financially. When he pursues an elusive murderer in the wilderness of his small, rural community, in the hopes of securing a substantial bounty, Laney is confronted with something he never could have expected: a werewolf. The captive lycan, in human form, turns Laney’s life upside-down, forcing him to confront his haunted past and race against the clock—because the wolf will return, and Laney’s son’s condition continues to worsen. CURSE is a story of a family’s survival at all costs.”
No announcements have been made yet for director or casting, but we'll keep you posted. Do you think Curse has the proper pedigree to make a successful transition to the silver screen?
(Via Geek Tyrant)