Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wes Craven Working on Upcoming Graphic Novel, "Coming of Rage"


Prolific filmmaker of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ & ‘Scream’ partners with the creator of ‘30 Days of Night’ to Launch His First Graphic Novel

Liquid Comics announced today a new graphic novel in production, “Coming of Rage,” created by legendary filmmaker Wes Craven (Scream, The Hills Have Eyes, Nightmare on Elm Street) and written by acclaimed graphic novelist, Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre, Wake the Dead).

"I'm thrilled to be working with Steve Niles, since I've admired his work for so long. And the concept behind ‘Coming of Rage’ is one I've been dying to explore. Steve has raised it to a whole new level with his script, and the folks at Liquid Comic are now bringing it to life with their incredible artwork. I can't wait for you all to see and read it!” commented Craven.

“Wes Craven is not only a great writer, producer and director, he is one of the most knowledgeable people I've had the honor to work with. I not only had fun working on ‘Coming of Rage,’ I also learned a great deal," added Niles.

Details on Craven’s story have not yet been released and Liquid plans to launch the project as a five issue comic-book series and subsequent collected graphic novel, starting early next year. In addition to print, Liquid will launch a number of digital initiatives allowing Craven’s fans to experience his graphic novel story across a variety of platforms including online or through their iPad, iPhone and other mobile and gaming devices.

Producer Arnold Rifkin of Cheyenne Enterprises (Hostage, 16 Blocks, Live Free or Die Hard) and Liquid Comics Co-Founder & CEO, Sharad Devarajan are working with Craven on developing a feature film adaptation of the graphic novel.

“Wes Craven and Steve Niles are masters of the horror genre. The opportunity to bring them together for Wes’s first graphic novel project is my fanboy dream come true,” added Devarajan. “Each of them alone has terrified audiences for decades, so we can only imagine what horrors await as they finally team-up on ‘Coming of Rage.’”

Liquid Comics is a digital entertainment company focused on creating cinematic and mythic graphic novel stories with filmmakers, creators and storytellers. The company was founded by entrepreneurs, Sharad Devarajan, Gotham Chopra and Suresh Seetharaman and uses the medium of digital graphic novel publishing to develop properties for theatrical live-action films, animation and video games. Liquid has created and is creating original graphic novels with acclaimed filmmakers and talents including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Grant Morrison, Shekhar Kapur, Deepak Chopra, Dave Stewart, Marc Guggenheim, Marcus Nispel, Jonathan Mostow, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, John Moore, Wes Craven, Barry Sonnenfeld and others. The Company currently has a number of film and television projects in development based on their properties.

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