Adaptation of Vampire Comic IN THE DUST Picked up by Solipsist Films; Update on SIN CITY 2: A DAME TO KILL FOR

     October 18, 2011

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It seems as if there’s no shortage of supernatural or undead properties for Hollywood to farm these days. The recent acquisition of Top Cow comic In the Dust suggests that the public still hungers for more vampiric fare. George Mahaffey, who co-created the graphic novel with Christian Duce, is slated to pen the adaptation.

In the Dust sends a government agent out to investigate the reported disappearances of small-town Midwest families during the “black blizzard” storms in the 1930s Dust Bowl. When an army of vampires are found to be the culprits, the agent forges a partnership with Al Capone’s gang to protect the vampires’ next target: Chicago. The 165-page graphic novel will hit shelves next year. Hit the jump for more on In the Dust and Sin City 2.

Sin_City_2_a_dame_to_kill_forTHR reported on the adaptation of Mahaffey’s In the Dust, from Top Cow comics, probably best known for the 2008 adaptation of Wanted. This is not the first pickup for Mahaffey, as he sold the screenplay for Heat Seekers to Paramount. He has also sold a spec script entitled Bots and has worked on the Solipsist sci-fi project, Drone.

Stephen L’Heureux at Solipsist Films, who will produce In the Dust with Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins and executive producer Marc Silvestri, had recent success with vampire-comic-turned-feature Undying Love at Warner Bros.

THR also reports that L’Heureux is also producing the Sin City sequel with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. William Monahan (The Departed) has turned in a script and the team hopes to start filming at the end of the year. If the reported title, A Dame to Kill For is accurate, then the sequel likely draws inspiration from Frank Miller’s comic by the same name.

For more on Sin City 2, you can read Steve’s recent interview with Monahan.


  • jymmmymack

    A Dame to Kill For will only be one segment, the other segments will be original. DtKF was confirmed by Rodriguez as the sequel right after the release of Sin City 1.

  • Jackie Diane

    A comment on the first part of the article: just because a movie company publicly states interest in making a movie about an en vogue genre that won’t die (sic) doesn’t mean the public is seeking out more fare in the same genre; just means that the movie company is frightfully obvious in their cowardice to invest in something original. If I have to avoid ONE more vampire movie/TV show and/or zombie-focused storyline…
    And so long as Robert Rodriguez is doing ANYTHING but s Spy Kids movie, I’m game.
    PS: I SWEAR you wrote something about the public wanting more vampire movies in the snippet on the main page that led here but in re-reading the article above, you didn’t write that at all, so I guess… I agree?