Vampires, Aliens, & Gangsters Comic TURF Optioned for Feature Film Treatment
Published: December 5, 2011 - 12:40pm
The production and management company Benderspink has bought the rights to bring British media personality Jonathan Ross's tale about supernatural creatures and gangsters in Prohibition Era New York to the big screen.
The gangs of New York are either dead or in hiding. The cops are on their way to tackle the Dragonmirs, a family of blood drinking Strigoli (that's vampire to you and me) from Romania. But the bloodsuckers have set up a little reception party for the Cops on Brooklyn Bridge, and things don't look too good for New York's finest. Mankind's last hopes rest with former Gang Boss Eddie Falco, now telepathically linked with the Alien Squeed from Anth. Together they head to Harlem, where they must persuade The Reverend Samuel King and his men to join with them and confront the monstrous threat that the Dragonmirs are re-awakening... the first vampire, the 'man-killer'... 'the Old One!'
Turf is a creator-owned comic series written by BBC One talk show host Jonathan Ross and Daredevil artist Tommy Lee Edwards. The acquisition doesn't assure an adaption will be made in the near future as is evidenced by Benderspink's other long-awaited comic-to-film Y: The Last Man, which is still in limbo at New Line.
The production company also has Image Comics' Undying Love in the works at Warner Brothers and will co-produce the upcoming comedy with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Burt Wonderstone.