project has significance for a couple of reasons.
it proves that Hollywood is extremely hungry for comics-related
projects. Although the Tidal Wave line of books (not to be
confused with Tsunami) have attracted some high-profile talent,
they have not really broken through into high public awareness.
If you thought Daredevil was a tough sell to the general public..
again, the character looks enough like the old Saturday morning
Filmation series that people might think they know it. From
what I've seen, they'd be wrong.
other major newsworthy element is just how powerful the upstart
Energy Entertainment is becoming, more than rivaling Platinum
Studios in being able to package semi-obscure comics projects
for film. I really want to meet Daniel Alter.
the official word (and thanks for remembering us, guys):
Gate, a division of Left Field Ink, announces the return of
the popular Image Comics character, Isis, in LEGEND OF ISIS
planned for a November 2003 release. While Original
Films ("Fast & the Furious", "XXX",
and the upcoming "S.W.A.T." starring Colin Farrell,
Samuel L. Jackson, and Michelle Rodriguez) has begun work
with screenwriter Luke McMullin (Stan Lees "Forever
Man") and Energy Entertainment to adapt the comic book
series for the big screen.
Entertainment has packaged all three elements ... a writer-client,
a comic book publishing studio-client, and one of the premier
production shingles in Hollywood, where the management concern
enjoys a first-look deal -- and will be pitching to studios
will be the first example of what our management model hopes
to be doing over and over again in the near future" said
Daniel Alter, spear heading Energy's comic book management
efforts. "By attaching Luke, and generating interest
at Original, Brooklyn took three moving parts, and married
them ... this is really how we want to be working for both
our comic book and literary clients ... fingers crossed."
OF ISIS" one-shot debuted as an "IMAGE COMICS INTRODUCES
" title in early 2002. The film is being eyed as,
"in the vein of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' with a memorable
female role," commented Alter.
OF ISIS, created by Darren G. Davis ("10th MUSE"
and "ZAK RAVEN, ESQ."), will be an ongoing comic
book series launching in November 2003 through Angel Gate,
which also houses BLACK TIDE and the 10th MUSE.
am excited to bring The LEGEND OF ISIS back," Angel Gate's
Editor-in Chief, and LEGEND OF ISIS creator Darren G. Davis
says, "Isis is one of the most complex and most fun characters
I have worked with. I wanted to wait till the time was right
to relaunch her into her own series. With Ryan's knowledge
of Egyptian Mythology and Jeremy's amazing art talents, this
book will blow off the shelves as the one-shot did. I am also
still excited that RV Valdez will be doing covers for us.
It would not be the same without him!"
book series also involves writer, Ryan Scott Ottney, and pencils
by newcomer Jeremy Roberts with LeBeau Underwood handling
inking chores. RV Valdez (LEGEND OF ISIS) will be the regular
very excited to have this chance to work on LEGEND OF ISIS
with everyone involved. I think weve established a great
creative team and I know that we have a killer story,"
said series writer, Ryan Scott Ottney. "Darren and I
have discussed this project at great length; what we have
in store for the characters and where we hope to take it.
Hes really a very dedicated person and Im extremely
happy that hes given me this chance to work on a great
book with such talented people. I just hope I can keep up!
Any movie plans are simply icing on the cake!"
Gate's focus is on high-energy, quality entertainment including
books, comics and
consumer products. First up for the new publishing house are
young adult novels based on both BLACK TIDE (written by Debbie
Bishop) and the 10th MUSE (written by Tom Misuraca). Both
will feature covers by Andy Park (Tomb Raider).